Archbishop dedicates memorial of Olaudah Equiano
Monday 9th February 2009The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu will dedicate the memorial of Olaudah Equiano in St Margaret's Church at Westminster Abbey at 6.30 pm on Monday 9th February 2009.
Olaudah Equiano, the black campaigner prominent in the 18th century abolitionist movement which brought slavery to an end, is to be honoured with a memorial in St Margaret's Church at Westminster Abbey.
Equiano (1745 – 1797), also known by his slave name of Gustavus Vassa, was baptised at St Margaret's on 9 February 1759.
The memorial has been created by the London-based sculptor Marcia Bennett-Male who has also been formally trained as an architectural stone carver and letter cutter.