A RUNAWAY SLAVE IN FANEUIL HALL
A few years since Faneuil Hall could not be obtained for an anti-slavery meeting, though more than a hundred legal volunteers requested its use, and though the petition was headed by the late William Ellery Channing. Now it is freely granted for the promotion of the anti-slavery cause, as often as it is asked for. The last person who has occupied it, is a runaway slave, — Henry Bibb, formerly of Kentucky, and last from the Cherokee nation. On Friday and Saturday evenings, in the presence of a large and sympathetic audience, he gave a thrilling narrative of his sufferings and adventures as a slave. He was sold no less than six times, and has now a wife and child in slavery. He is so light in his complexion, and his hair is so strait, that he would pass readily for a white man. He is probably allied to the best blood in Kentucky. He is a young man, of very interesting appearance, and remarkably gifted in language and elocution.
(Liberator, Jan 22, 1847, pg 2)