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Their was Black American Founding Fathers

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Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself. First American edition (New York, 1791).

Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself. First American edition (New York, 1791).

 

Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself. First American edition (New York, 1791).

Equiano’s narrative, first published in London in 1789, was an instant best-seller, the unvarnished and unmitigated autobiography of an enslaved African, recounting his capture and the horror of the middle passage first hand, and his life in bondage and as a British seaman.

 

It’s a rousing adventure covering the entire Atlantic world from Africa to the West Indies, to North America and the Arctic region. Settled in London, he was an active participant in the campaign against the slave trade and his book a central text for the movement. In his lifetime he shepherded it through nine editions, and it continued in print long after his death.

But recently discovered evidence, still inconclusive, suggests he was not African born, but rather a South Carolina slave.

If so, his position is even more unique as the first African American to assume and create an African persona. Whatever the case, the declaration on the title page, “Written by Himself,” stands unchallenged.


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