Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa

'The Extraordinary Equiano' - BBC Documentary About Olaudah Equiano

BBC The Extraordinary EquianoA hour long documentary about Olaudah Equiano was commissioned by the BBC. Called "The Extraordinary Equiano", it details the amazing life of the 18th Century freed African Slave, Author and Anti-Slavery Campaigner.

A film crew visited Soham on Sunday 15th May 2005 to film a scene for the documentary which centred on the wedding of Gustavus Vassa "The African" and Susannah Cullen "Spinster of the Parish of Soham" which originally took place at St. Andrew's Church on 7th April 1792.

The picture shows Aryon Bakare (from BBC1 lunchtime show 'Doctors') playing the part of Olaudah Equiano and Camilla Corbett playing Susannah Cullen's character.


The Royal Mail - Abolition of Slavery Commemorative Stamps

Olaudah Equiano - 1st Class StampTo coincide with the 200th Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on British Ships, The Royal Mail released a special collectors edition of stamps on 22nd March 2007 featuring six prominent abolitionists The First Class stamp featured Abolitionists William Wilberforce & Olaudah Equiano, the 50p stamp featured Thomas Clarkson & Granville Sharp and the 72p stamp featured Hannah More & Ignatius Sancho






4th Great Black Briton - Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano has been voted 'The 4th Greatest Black Briton' of all time www.100greatblackbritons.com

Further Reading on Olaudah Equiano

For further reading on Olaudah Equiano please visit the following Websites:-
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