Henry Bibb

June 11, 1847
 
Under the column, Refuge of Oppression there are two brief notes about Bibb; one tells of Bibb, saying that he will probably go to England, as did Douglass, probably be a passenger “in one of the Cunard nigger steamers, and perhaps make as great a sensation as Douglass himself..”  this from the N.Y. Sunday Atlas.    Then, from Noah’s Messenger is a note titled, Black Orators and Minstrels: “Negro oratory, like negro minstrelsy, is getting to be an indispensable amusement.  One Mr. Bibb, a runaway slave, is brought forward as a rival of Fred. Douglass, and has been ‘enlightenin de folks ob Brooklyn'”