Memorial for abolitionist Equiano

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An African campaigner involved in the 18th Century abolitionist movement which brought an end to the slave trade is to be honoured.

Olaudah Equiano, also known by his slave name Gustavus Vassa, will be honoured with a memorial in St Margaret's Church at Westminster Abbey.

Despite his enslavement as a young man, he purchased his freedom and worked as a seaman, merchant and explorer.

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