Olaudah Equiano’s forced visit to Bridgetown
I am in Barbados, next to a memorial that acknowledges Olaudah Equiano’s forced visit to Bridgetown, in the early 1750s. He wasn’t sold there, no one wanted to buy such a tiny 11 year old boy. Enslavers took him to Virginia where Captain Henry Pascal bought him, and the African would later become a Royal Navy abled-seaman, then finally a best selling author.
He died a rich man, aged 52, in London, March 1797.