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Laura Smith Haviland (1808-1898)  
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Woman's Life-Work: Labors and Experiences of Laura S. Haviland

Laura Smith Haviland (1808-1898)

Description:  Print of Laura Smith Haviland (1808-1898), Adrian, Michigan anti-slavery advocate. Haviland established the first Underground Railroad station in Michigan, made many trips to the South to start slaves on their way to freedom and opened a school for African Americans in Toledo, Ohio in 1849. She served as a nurse during the Civil War, and was an agent of the Freedmen's Aid Society. Haviland was an advocate for orphans and penal reform. She was instrumental in organizing the Woman's Christian Temperance Union in Michigan.


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