THE EQUIANO SOCIETYThe Equiano Society was formed in London in November 1996. Its main objective is to publicise and celebrate the life and work of Olaudah Equiano. The society consists of a group of individuals who share information with people in the community about a man who deserves national and international recognition for his achievements. The society also works to celebrate and publicise the achievements of Equiano's contemporaries: Ignatius Sancho, Phillis Wheatley, Ottobah Cugoano, and others who made outstanding contributions to the African literary heritage.
The Equiano Society is not primarily a debating society, nor does it ask its supporters to become formal members or pay a membership fee. Instead, it organises events in the community to which all are welcome. In recent years it has organised some very successful events including a 'community conference' with the title Olaudah Equiano in Camden, and an evening of readings, music, and dance called Ignatius Sancho: a Celebration.
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* This page last updated on 19 June 2010 *