Olaudah Equiano or Ottobah Cugoano, late 18th cent.


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This record was last updated on 16 May 2012

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Oil portrait by unidentified painter, held by the Royal Albert Museum, Exeter (Devon, England). The Museum identifies the subject as Olaudah Equiano, although in fact he may be Ottobah Cugoano. For details, see Jerome S. Handler, Survivors of the Middle Passage: Life Histories of Enslaved Africans in British America, Slavery & Abolition, vol. 23 (2002), pp. 25-56. Slide of painting, courtesy of the Royal Albert Museum).