Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano

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By Jake Campbell

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  • The Day Where Olaudah Equiano Became a Slave
  • You are now slaves!!
  • NO!!!
  • Learning to read, write and mathematics skills
  • The cat sat on the mat. 2 + 2 = 4
  • Working as a deck hand on a ship.
  • In 1756 when Olaudah Equiano was 11 yrs old, he and his sisters were kidnapped and sold on to white slave traders. This was the last time he saw his family.
  • Olaudah wrote a book that was published in 1789 "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano"
  • I am so grateful to be free and have my book published.
  • After becoming a house servant, Olaudah was purchased by a Naval Lieutenant, Michael Pascal. During his time on the ship, he learned how to read and write by a man called Richard Baker who also taught him mathematics.
  • Olaudah married a white English woman named Susannah Cullen on 7th April 1792
  • Later, he was freed by Pascal but then he was re-enslaved in London to a merchant ship. He travelled with the ship captain and worked as a deck hand before he was sold again to a merchant called Robert King.  Three years later, after gaining enough money, Olaudah bought his own freedom. He spent the next 20 years travelling the world.
  • The Death of Olaudah Equiano 1797
  • After getting his freedom from slavery, Olaudah Equiano wrote his book on being a slave in hopes that it will help against discrimination against slaves. The book came out on 1789. It became a bestseller and was also published in Germany, America and Holland.
  • For the rest of Olaudah's life, he was able to live peacefully. In 1792, Olaudah married a white English woman named Susanna Cullen and had two daughters.
  • On 31st March 1797, Olaudah Equiano died aged 52
  • Olaudah Equiano RIP 31.03    1797
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