Underground Railroad Presentation
Two routes to freedom for slaves are part of Logansport’s rich transportation history, and that era of the city’s past will be the focus of a Monday presentation.
The city is sponsoring a free program presented by Joanna Hahn of the Levi Coffin State Historic Site in Fountain City. The presentation will be at 7 p.m. at Lifegate Church on Burlington Avenue.
Mayor Dave Kitchell says the presentation will serve as a local observance of Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday, to recognize Logansport’s role in the network that provided freedom for escaped slaves.
Levi Coffin and his wife were Quaker abolitionists who aided more than 1,000 people in moving from the South to Canada where they lived in a free country.
The Levi Coffin home near Fountain City in the Richmond area is ranked by The History Channel as one of the top 25 historic sites in the United States.