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.