Olaudah Equiano , Olaudah Equiano’s 272nd Birthday Google Doodle
Today search engine Google is celebrating Olaudah Equiano’s 272nd Birthday the interesting narrative of the life of olaudah equiano In 1789 he published his autobiography and known in his lifetime as Gustavus Vassa, was a prominent Nigerian in London, a freed slave who supported the British movement to end the slave trade.
Who was Olaudah Equiano?
אולאודה אקוויאנו was also known as an African member of the British Movement for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. He was enslaved as a child. He then bought his freedom and worked as an author, trader and explorer in South America, the Caribbean, the Arctic, the American colonies and the Kingdom. .. Wikipedia
أولوداه اكيوانو settled in the United Kingdom in 1792, and there he wrote his autobiography, in which he depicted the horror of slavery and the life of slaves. This book influenced British slave trade laws later. Equiano died on 31-March-1797 AD at the age of 52 , In which he achieved achievements that made his memory reach our ears today, 250 years after his death.
Today marks the 272nd birthday of Olaudah Equiano , one of the greatest figures in the 18th century.A pioneering abolitionist, his memoir The Interesting Life of Equiano went through nine editions in his lifetime. the book was published in 1995 the U.S. by Random House as The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equinano, with an introduction by the U.S. historian, Henry Louis Gates.
Equiano’s death was recognized not only in British newspapers but also in the United States, Happy 272nd birthday to Olaudah Equiano, a freed slave and key figure in the British movement to end the slave trade #Peace #freedom
The plaque commemorating his life is located in the building where he lived in London when autobiography was published in a new edition in the latter half of the 20th century, he has been increasingly studied by various scholars including many scholars from Nigeria’s hometown.
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