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The Igbo Abolitionist

Updated: May 8, 2020



Oluadah Equiano was an Igbo man who was abducted by slave traders in 1755 at the age of eleven in his hometown of Essaka, in modern-day Delta state. He was sold into slavery and later won his freedom and travelled the world as a merchant, author and explorer. He eventually settled in Great Britain and launched a ferocious abolitionist movement, becoming the world's first black abolitionist.


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