Who are the descendants of Olaudah Equiano?
Anna Maria Vassa
Who was Equiano’s sister?
In 1816, on reaching her 21st birthday, Joanna Vassa, being Equiano’s only known surviving relative, inherited a silver watch and £950 (equivalent to £74,300 in 2020) from his estate.
Did Equiano get married?
On 7 April 1792, Equiano married Susannah Cullen, a local woman, in St Andrew’s Church, Soham, Cambridgeshire.
Did Olaudah Equiano find his sister?
Sold to slave traders, Equiano was moved several times, ‘ownership’ changing hands. His attempt to escape failed. He met his sister again at some point in this journey, but their reunion was not to last. About six or seven months after his capture, he was taken to the seacoast where European slavers held him.
What happened to Equiano’s sister?
His family owned slaves, but there was also a continual threat of being abducted, of becoming someone else’s slave. This is what happened, one day, while Equiano and his sister were at home alone. Two men and a woman captured the children. Several days later Equiano and his sister were separated.
Did Equiano find his sister?
Where is Equiano buried?
Whitfield Memorial Gardens, Dalton, GAOlaudah Equiano / Place of burial
Where was Olaudah buried?
April 6, 1797Olaudah Equiano / Date of burial
Who is Olaudah Equiano and what did he do?
An enslaved man who bought his freedom and wrote compellingly about his experiences, Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745–1797) was an extraordinary man who became a prominent figure associated with the campaign to abolish the slave trade. Equiano was born in what is now Nigeria and sold into slavery aged 11.
Does Olaudah Equiano have a statue?
There is a bronze edition and in 2017 a black and white duo edition (featured in exhibition ‘OLAUDAH EQUIANO in BLACK and WHITE’ at SPACE). The bronze sculpture is now in the permanent collections of the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool (2017), Royal Museums Greenwich (2018) and Parliament UK (2019).