There are some individuals who have
indirectly influenced the course of freedom in America without being in the
spotlight of history. Those individuals are as follows:

Olaudah
Equiano was an African whom was sold in slavery and brought to the British
Colony of Virginia. He served as a captain’s boy and was traded several times
between different slave

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Traders.

Equiano was sold to Robert King, a merchant who was known was trading in the
Caribbean.  

 

King
set Equiano to work on his ships and stores and promised him that he could

buy
his freedom for the price of 40 pounds. He actively taught Equiano how to read
and write

more
fluently and guided him on a religious path. After his freedom, he spent
sometime

in
Georgia, but fearing to be recaptured again as a slave, although he had a free
status,

he
went to England, where he published books about slavery and talked about his
own personal experiences. Equiano’s
message was effectively spread extensively and helped to inspire the abolition
of slavery.

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