Quobna Ottobah Cugoano
1757 – 1791
Who was Quobna Ottobah Cugoano?
Ottobah Cugoano, also known as John Stuart, was an African abolitionist who was active in England in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Captured and sold into slavery at the age of 13 in present-day Ghana, he was shipped to Grenada. In 1772 he was purchased by an English merchant who took him to England, where he was freed. Later working for the Cosways, he became acquainted with British political and cultural figures, and joined the Sons of Africa, abolitionists who were Africans.
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