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Olaudah Equiano
Updated: 5/4/2020
Olaudah Equiano
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  • I DON'T WANT TO GO!
  • In 1756, Olaudah Equiano was kidnapped at the age of 11 along with his sister from the Kindom of Benin
  • He was transported to Barbados where he was sold to his first master until he go sick
  • ...
  • He was sold to a navy captain who renamed him Gustavus Vassa
  • This ship is your home now Gustavus
  • In 1753, he was sold again to a merchant called King Montserrat. He then traded goods and was able to gain his freedom for £40 which he saved up for three years.
  • In 1789, he wrote his memoirs with the help of abolitionists.
  • Maybe we could-
  • Hmm...
  • In 1792, He married an English Woman named Susannah Cullen and had two daughters. In 1796, he died in London as a very rich man.
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