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Olaudah Equiano

Person   Born 1745 Died 1797

Categories: Literature, Race Issues

Countries: Africa

Born in an African village, he was sold into slavery, first locally, then in England, then in America where he managed to buy his freedom. He returned to England and wrote the first autobiography of a slave, The Life of Gustavus Vassa (a name given to him by one of his owners). Click on the picture source web site for more information.

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Olaudah Equiano

City of Westminster Olaudah Equiano (1745 - 1797), 'The African', lived and ...

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