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Olaudah Equiano

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Born around 1745 in what is now southeasternNigeria, Olaudah Equano was captured at the age oiten and sold to English slave traders who sent himto the West Indies. Sold and resold, from Virginia tcthe British navy, he finally managed to buy his free-dom in 1766. Equiano (known also as Gustavus Vassa) eventually converted to Methodism and becamean advocate for the abolition of slavery, publishingThe Interesting Narrative in 1789. He died in 1797.

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The searing autobiography of Olaudah Equiano - African slave, sailor and finally a free man - fuelled the eighteenth-century abolitionist movement.

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