The above likeness of Henry Bibb was published by P.H. Reason. It states there is a $50 reward for the slave's capture. The bottom depiction is showing Bibb running from a slave catcher in 1838 in Louisville, Kentucky. He turned the corner and disappeared.
Henry Bibb was born into slavery on May 10, 1815. He was the son of slave Mildred Jackson and Senator James Bibb. He had six siblings that he saw sold to different owners during his childhood. He had little contact with his mother and was often hired out to work for other slave owners while he was still very young.
While he was still a teenager, Bibb took a wife. However, her owner put her to work as a prostitute which angered her husband. Bibb attempted escape sever times and finally in 1837, he succeeded. A few months later thie tried to help his family escape. They were captured and all were sold to a man from Vicksburg, Ohio, where they escaped again. This time they were set upon by a pack of wolves and were recaptured. The postcard below depicts Bibb and his family being attacked.
Bibb began to work as an anti-slavery activist. He began lecturing in 1842. He also worked for the Liberty Party of Michigan.
In 1848, Bibb married Mary Miles of Boston. In 1849, his autobiography Narrative of the Life and Adventures of an American Slave was published by the Anti-Slavery Society.
Bibb joined forces with former slave Josiah Henson and together they went to Canada and established the Refugees Home Colony, a safe haven for escaped slaves. Bibb published the Voice of the Fugitive the first African Canadian newspaper. Henry Bibb died in 1854.
Karen over at Karen's Korner was handing out awards today. Thanks, Karen. Your friendship is very much appreciated.
Friends are very important to me and this one below is one that I'd like to give to all my friends who have prayed for our family while Michelle was undergoing her surgery and in the days since. Thanks to each of you. Your prayers, love and support meant a lot to us.
Nice does matter. I have met so many nice folks since I began blogging here last September. Anyone on my blogroll is welcome to take a copy of this one.
The on below is for my very best blogging buddies. You all know who you are. Yes, Karen, this means you too.
And the one below. Oh my! This is one that I originally created to give to all my very best blogging friends. This has come back to me twice now and I'm greatly honored. Any of my blogging friends who write to me on a regular basis are being awarded with this one. Thank you all for your love, prayers and support.
Update on Michelle: Michelle is doing better everyday. She is going up and down stairs now and getting around the house much better. She is still recuperating and tired at times. The doctor has told her it will be a full six weeks before she will be back to her normal self, but that is expected. It takes time to heal after surgery. She is still having some discomfort and her body just isn't always functioning the way it should, but for the most part she is doing good. We still do not have the lab reports. I will be sure to let you know when we find out the results.
Thanks to everyone who asks after Michelle and inquired how I was feeling. I had a touch of that nasty flu bug and it is lingering, but I'm doing fine.
If you enjoy giveaways, be sure to head over to visit Garden Goose. She has 3 giveaways going that are going to be drawn on leap year day. Her blog is lovely and such a great place to visit. She always has something of interest there.
Can you believe it's almost the first of March? I'm looking forward to spring. I've had enough frigid cold and snow to last me for another year. It is COLD here today. It is to be -35 Celsius overnight with the wind chill. I'm glad I can stay in where it's warm, but tomorrow is also going to be cold. If you life in a northern climate and you are getting this winter blast, be sure to stay warm and cozy. ~Blessings, Mary~