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Hege Library & Learning Technologies

Quakers, Slavery, and the Underground Railroad: Introduction and Online Sources

Resources in the Friends Historical Collection at Guilford College supporting research and topics relating to Quakers, slavery, anti-slavery efforts, and the Underground Railroad with special focus on Guilford County and North Carolina connections.

Online Resources

The Underground Railroad in Guilford County, by M. Gertrude Beal (The Southern Friend, Spring 1980)

[PDF file]

The Guilford College Woods

[PDF file]

Reminiscences of Levi Coffin

(electronic version of 1880 edition from Documenting the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

The Underground Railroad and Guilford College

One of the most frequently asked questions in the Friends Historical Colleciton is for information about the Underground Railroad and other related antislavery activities by Quaker in North Carolina.  This guide provides some information on local resources and information about how to research the Underground Railroad and related topics in Guilford's Hege Library.