Breaking Chains - Sheffield Civil Rights

Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano was a former African slave who lived during the late 18th Century. He was fortunate enough to be able to buy back his own freedom when he was 21 and went on to write a book about his life and experiences. He travelled throughout the United Kingdom to promote his book and campaign against the cruelty he had witnessed as a slave.


Included in this learning journey are two film clips depicting Equiano's visit to Sheffield in 1790. Equiano is played by actor Joe Williams.

There are also two sets of questions for each of the film clips on the attached worksheets, for pupils to answer after viewing the footage. Answers are provided on a separate worksheet. These worksheets can be downloaded either as a PDF or a word document.

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