Touring show will tell inspiring story

AN EXHIBITION telling the inspiring story of a freed slave and abolitionist campaigner is on show in Ipswich.Olaudah Equiano, who wrote a highly successful autobiography after coming to England, was at the forefront of the movement that saw the transatlantic slave trade abolished by Parliament on March 25, 1807.

AN EXHIBITION telling the inspiring story of a freed slave and abolitionist campaigner is on show in Ipswich.

Olaudah Equiano, who wrote a highly successful autobiography after coming to England, was at the forefront of the movement that saw the transatlantic slave trade abolished by Parliament on March 25, 1807.

The touring show, telling the story of Equiano's life, marks the 200th anniversary of the Act.

Equiano bought his freedom and worked to see slavery abolished but died ten years before the evil trade was abolished.


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The show reflects the themes of the original show, which was displayed at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery from September 2007 to last month.

It will also go to libraries, shopping centres, churches, community centres and small museums.

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The Equiano Project touring exhibition will be at Endeavour House, Russell Road, until Thursday.

For more information go to www.equiano.org

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