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OUSD Teaching American History Grant II
February 22,. 2005

?Was Equiano an African When He Died??
Clarence Walker, Department of History
University of California, Davis

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Websites about Olaudah Equiano
  • Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, the African

  • The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano

  • Africans in America > Olaudah Equiano

  • Olaudah Equiano > Biography & Excerpts from his autobiography

  • A Slave on Three Continents Explore the remarkable life of Olaudah Equiano through his own words in this website published by the Discovery Channel.

  • Gustavus Vassa, the African.Plaque commemorating the daughter of Olaudah Equiano from St Andrew's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge in the UK.

  • The grave of Olaudah Equiano's daughter from Cambridge UK

  • A copy of Equiano's marriage certificate. On the 7th of April 1792, Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa) married Susannah Cullen at St Andrew's Church, Soham.
  • The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African - full text

  • The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself. Vol. I. - full text of his autobiography published in 1780

  • African American Voices > Olaudah Equiano Excerpt from his book.

  • The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa the African (1789) excerpt from his autobiography

  • Equiano's autobiography> Chapter 2
  • Lesson Plan: The Kidnapped Prince - The Life of Olaudah

  • A Son of Africa. Dir. Alrick Riley. Videocassette. Aimimage Productions. 1996. based upon Olaudah Equiano's The Interesting Narration of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa the African. London, 1789.: Resources for Teachers HS and DVD, 28 minutes, 1996 This short film recounts the life of Olaudah Equiano through his autobiography

  • African Immigration to Colonial America by Ira Berlin
  • The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano : or, Gustavus Vassa, the African ((Penguin Classics) by Olaudah Equiano. link to Amazon

  • Readings in African-American History by Thomas R. Frazier link to Amazon

  • Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa by Mungo Park, link to Amazon

  • Black London: Life Before Emancipation by Gretchen Gerzina link to Amazon

  • The Two Princes of Calabar : An Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey by Randy J. Sparks link to Amazon

  • Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves by Ira Berlin
    link to Amazon