Douglass’s paper, on Fairbank

When Calvin Fairbank was put into the Louisville prison, and asked to whom he chose to be handcuffed, he selected the only negro in the lot.   Whereupon Frederick Douglass’s Paper says: “Chained to the ‘only negro in the lot? There was, then, only one negro. That is something;  and as to poor Fairbank, the act of selecting that one for his companion in chains, proves that he has the heart of a hero in his bosom”.     (Liberator, April 9, 1852, pg3)