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Saturday, July 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site
Free for Indiana K-12 Educators
Find out how to teach and discuss the history of slavery in the classroom setting using the Teaching Hard History framework provided by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Indiana K-12 educators will spend the morning on the campus of IU East for workshops for all grade levels followed by an afternoon at the Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site. Lunch and transportation to and from the Coffin site will be provided.
Levi and Catharine Coffin were Quakers from North Carolina who opposed slavery and became very active with the Underground Railroad in Indiana. During the 20 years they lived in Newport (now Fountain City), Indiana, their eight-room home was a safe haven for hundreds of fugitive slaves, to whom they provided transportation, shelter, food and clothing to help them on their journeys to Canada.
Please register by July 13 by calling 765.847.1691.
Intended audience: K-12 educators and informal educators
Price: Free for Indiana K-12 educators
Register: Registration is required by July 13 by calling 765.847.1691.
Questions? Call us at 765.847.1691 or email LeviCoffinCenter@indianamuseum.org.
This free workshop is made possible by a Heritage Support Grant provided by the Indiana Historical Society and made possible by the Lilly Endowment, Inc.
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