Encyclopaedia Africana O November 20, 2020 OTTOBAH CUGOANO (BORN 1757)

Plaque erected on 20 November 2020 by English Heritage at Schomberg House, 80-82 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HF, City of Westminster

Encyclopaedia Africana O October 9, 2020 OTTOBAH CUGOANO: BRITISH LIBRARY ENTRY

It was the first book written by an African to demand the total abolition of the slave trade. It was also the first to press for reparations to African nations impacted by large-scale human trafficking.

Encyclopaedia Africana O October 9, 2020 OLAUDAH EQUIANO: BRITISH LIBRARY ENTRY

He was baptised at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, in February 1759.

Encyclopaedia Africana O September 26, 2020 OTIS REDDING

It was his twin-engine Beechcraft that he was riding on that tragic day, December 10, 1967 when it crashed into Lake Monona in Madison Wis. The world lost a great musician and a great man on that day.

Encyclopaedia Africana O September 5, 2020 OLASENI LEWIS

And we have heard about the brute force with which the police held Seni in a prolonged restraint which they knew to be dangerous: a restraint that was maintained until Seni was dead for all intents and purposes.

Encyclopaedia Africana O August 27, 2020 Ota Benga: Why a zoo took 114 years to apologise

Ota Benga was kidnapped from what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1904 and taken to the US to be exhibited.

Encyclopaedia Africana O August 7, 2020 OPRAH WINFREY

“Demand that the police involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged,” is inscribed on the image on the billboard.

Encyclopaedia Africana O August 6, 2020 OMAR LYE-FOOK

Born October 14, 1968, in London but raised in Canterbury, gifted, prolific and considered a musical prodigy

Encyclopaedia Africana O July 13, 2020 OLAUDAH EQUIANO

At 44, he wrote and published his autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African, registering it at Stationer’s Hall, London, in 1789.

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