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Tierra Tucker Period 4

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Interests
Education
Experience
References
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Quick Facts
Early life and experience as slave
Olaudah Equiano
Tierra Tucker Period 4
Who was Olaudah Eqiano?
Aged 11, he was kidnapped, along with sisters, by native slave-holders; after being sold to European slave traders, he was then packed into a slave ship and transferred across the Atlantic to Barbados.
Equiano later wrote about the mistreatment of slaves on the Virginia plantations. His vivid descriptions of the various punishments and humiliations that slaves had to endure were the first published account of an autobiography of a slave. Speaking of the Virginia overseers.
The actions he showed by writing the book helped understand many of the current misconceptions about African people – this personal account and personality of Equiano was very influential in displaying the obvious humanity of black Africans.

Name
: Olaudah Equiano
Occupation
: Abolitionist,Journalist, Activist
Birthday
: c. 1745
Death Date:
March 31, 1797
Place Of Birth
:Essaka, Nigeria
Place Of Death
:London, England
~He wrote an autobiography about his life.
~ The story about being kidnapped from Africa as a child and sold into slavery.
~He bought his freedom and became part of the abolition movement.
~Equiano’s account is considered an originator of the slave narrative.
http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/olaudah-equiano/4566968129
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part1/1p276.html

http://www.biography.com/people/olaudah-equiano-3920
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