Google Celebrates Nigerian Former Slave, Equiano’s Posthumous Birthday

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Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745 – 1797) known in his lifetime as Gustavus Vassa (/ˈvæsə/), was a prominent Nigerian in London, a freed slave who supported the British movement to end the slave trade. .

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His autobiography, published in 1789, helped in the creation of the Slave Trade Act 1807 which ended the African trade for Britain and its colonies.

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