Henry Bibb published The Voice of the Fugitive, the first black newspaper in Upper Canada in 1851. Bibb was a lecturer, abolitionist, author, and newspaperman. In the 1850s, Bibb and his family settled in the Windsor region and he was elected as the president of the Windsor Anti-Slavery Society.
QUESTIONS (READING COMPREHENSION):
- Who is Henry Bibb and what role did he play in Canadian history?
- How did Henry Bibb escape from slavery in the United States and come to settle in Canada?
- What challenges did Henry Bibb face as a Black person living in Canada in the 1800s?
- How did Henry Bibb work to help other escaped slaves reach freedom in Canada?
- What was Henry Bibb's role in the Underground Railroad?
- How did Henry Bibb's experiences as a slave and as a free person in Canada shape his views on equality and justice?
- How did Henry Bibb's activism and writings contribute to the abolitionist movement in Canada and the United States?
- How did Henry Bibb's life and legacy inspire future generations of Black Canadians and activists?
- What were some of the accomplishments of Henry Bibb during his lifetime?
- How is the legacy of Henry Bibb remembered and celebrated today?
- Why was the Voice of the Fugitive important?
- Why is having community newspapers/media presently still important?
- How many people were involved with the Refugee Home Society project and what was its importance?
- How did the anti-slavery movement in Canada differ from that in the United States?