For black history month, our MCM today is late Olaudah Equiano celebrated by Google doodle today. Known in his lifetime as Gustavus Vassa, he was a freed slave of Igbo extraction from the eastern part of present day Nigeria, who supported the British movement to end the slave trade.
He helped in the creation of the Slave Trade Act 1807 which ended the African slave trade for Britain and its colonies.
In London, Equiano was part of the Sons of Africa, an abolitionist group composed of prominent Africans living in Britain, and he was active among leaders of the anti-slave trade movement in the 1780s. He published his autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (1789), which depicted the horrors of slavery. It went through nine editions and aided passage of the British Slave Trade Act of 1807, which abolished the African slave trade.
Source:Wikipedia . .
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