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Laura Haviland

Laura Haviland was a teacher and an influential activist in Michigan’s Underground Railroad. In 1846, she made her first trip south to rescue the children of Willie and Elsie Hamilton from slavery. Haviland worked with famous abolitionist Levi Coffin and helped transport freedom seekers to Canada. This downloadable PDF enables educators to teach about the life and impact of Laura Haviland on the freedom struggle.

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This program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program.