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In the world's history, Olaudoh Equiano was the first black slave to be free from slavery. this man was captured with his sister at the age of 10 1/2 in Africa he traveled many a places but was not sold as a slave due to his height. he was brought by a British man who was in the navy. he needed more soldiers for the great seven year war with France. after the war he educated Equiano and sold him to a different person for £40. he would give equiano his freedom, if he re payed the £40. during the time it took him to repay he was given higher education. By his early 20s he found his freedom and wrote a auto biography on this terrible travels through the middle passage. he also helped convince English government to abolish the slave trade industry. he was a fantastic man and that is why he is famous ! he was also called Gustavus Vassa

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Olaudah Equiano was a freed slave who was also an abolitionist. He was born sometime in 1345 and died in 1797 around the age of 51. He was known for being a supporter of the movement put forth by the British to end the slave trade.

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His most important work was his autobiography. It became best seller (:

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Who was the author of The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano the African 1789.?

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To sway public opinion about slavery.


Did Olaudah Equiano buy his own freedom?

Yes he did. Then he moved back to England but Olaudah Equiano did buy his own freedom.


What was Olaudah's real name?

Olaudah Equiano is his birth name. His other name, Gustavus Vassa, was given to him by one of his owners.


When was Olaudah Equiano sold?

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