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Olaudah Equiano

Title page of Olaudah EquianoSnatched from his Ibo village in Nigeria at the age of eleven, Equiano was transported to Barbados, Virginia, and finally England, where he gained his freedom in 1766. He is the author of the only memoir by an enslaved African brought to Virginia, The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano. After marrying an Englishwoman in 1792, Equiano converted to Methodism and became an active member of the abolitionist movement.

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