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Olaudah Equiano, 1745-1797, was a ship's navigator, writer and activist in the British anti-slavery movement. Born in eastern Nigeria, he was captured and sold into slavery. He served on Royal Navy and American merchant ships while enslaved and as a free man. He purchased his freedom in 1766.

Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustauus Vasa, the African. Published 1789.


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