Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa was living in what is now Nigeria when he was captured from his village at the age of 11 and sold into slavery. He wastaken to Virginia as a slave. He was eventually sold to a ship’s captain and travelled widely. After 16 years as a slave he managed to save enough money to buy his freedom. … Continue reading Olaudah Equiano