The life and times of Quobna Ottobah Cugoano
Quobna (c.1757- c.1791) was kidnapped at aged 13, enslaved and shipped to the West Indian island of Grenada. He was taken to England in 1772 and later freed following Lord Mansfield’s ruling in the Somerset v Stewart case. Quobna became an outspoken activist calling for the immediate abolition not just of the slave trade but the institution of slavery. In 1787, he published his book Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species. Quobna and Olaudah Equiano were among the Sons of Africa who lobbied Members of Parliament, seeking justice for Africans.
Date and Time:
Sun, 13 December 2020
7:00pm – 8:30pm
FREE ONLINE ZOOM EVENT