Person    | Male  Born 1745  Died 31/3/1797

Olaudah Equiano

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.

2019: Equiano's place of burial has been confirmed asWhitefield’s Tabernacle on Tottenham Court Road.

2022: Londonist show a nice bust of Equiano at the Greenwich National Maritime Museum.

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Olaudah Equiano

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Equiano - Riding House Street

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

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Equiano - Tottenham Street

Olaudah Equiano, "The African" (1745 - 1797) abolitionist, lived at this addr...

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Fitzrovia local mural

Cynthia Williams was added in 2000.

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Wall of the Ancestors - rightmost

According to the plaque these are, clockwise from top left: Debra Lee, Phinea...

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