“Africans in America: Olaudah Equiano”

PBS Online presents “Africans in America,” chronicling America's journey through slavery. For each era, there is a historical narrative, a resource bank of images, documents, stories, biographies, commentaries, and a teacher's guide for using the content of the website and television series in U.S. history courses.

"A Kidnapped Prince: Olaudah Equiano"

This is a PowerPoint presentation prepared for students in Ms. Amy LC’s African American History class. It provides an overview of the life and achievements of Olaudah Equiano. The information is primarily based on the book, The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano, adapted by Ann Cameron.

"The Equiano Society"

The Equiano Society was formed in London in 1996. Its main objective is to publicise and celebrate the life and work of Olaudah Equiano, as well as his contemporaries: Ignatius Sancho, Phillis Wheatley, Ottobah Cugoano, and others who made significant contributions to African literary and cultural heritage.

"The Life of Olaudah Equiano Theme Wheel"

LitCharts is a website that provides online literature guides for students. The online guides can be used as a study tool, offering side-by-side summary, analysis, and themes for important texts. This theme wheel provides an overview of the life of Olaudah Equiano, including historical context, key facts, and important characters.

Ayomide O. Tayo, "Google Doodle"

This is an article written by Ayomide O. Tayo on Olaudah Equiano and his role in the abolition of the British slave trade. The article is featured on the website “,” a Nigerian popular news platform online highlighting entertainment, style, and news.

Brycchan Carey, "Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, the African"

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself (2018), edited with an introduction and notes by Brycchan Carey. Brycchan Carey is an academic and author specialising in the history and culture of slavery and abolition in the British Empire. This site offers pages dedicated to black British writers before 1850, in particular Ignatius Sancho, Olaudah Equiano, and Ottobah Cugoano, as well as resources for the study of slavery, abolition, and emancipation.

Remembering Equiano

Soham Village College along with Soham Action 4 Youth (SA4Y) and Soham Museum joined together to take part in a massive project to record “Soham at the Time of the Abolition.” The project commemorates the 200 th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery and celebrates the life of Olaudah Equiano.

Image Caption: This is an 18 th Century image of St. Andrew’s Church in Soham, where Gustavus Vassa and Susanna Cullen were married. The image is hosted on the Remembering Equiano website. Date and name of the artist are unknown.

The Abolition Project

This site looks at those who fought for the ending of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the emancipation of enslaved Africans in the British colonies. It features biographies for leading abolitionists in Britain, such as Thomas Clarkson and Olaudah Equiano. The site has been designed to provide background information, lesson ideas and tools for teachers and learners.

Westminster Abbey, Olaudah Equiano Memorial

Westminster Abbey has commemorated Olaudah Equiano for his role in the abolition of slavery in Britain and its colonies. There is a tablet memorial for Equiano at St. Margaret’s Church Westminster, where he was baptized. St. Margaret’s is a 12 th -century church next to Westminster Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Westminster Abbey is home to a library and muniment room with an extensive historic collection of books, manuscripts, archival material, photographs, and more. The image of his memorial can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library.

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