Remembering Equiano - 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery
Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa 'The African' - In Soham, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

'The Extraordinary Equiano'
BBC Documentary About Olaudah Equiano

Aryon Bakare (from BBC1 lunchtime show 'Doctors') and Camilla Corbett re-enacting the wedding of Olaudah Equiano and Susannah Cullen at St. Andrew's Church in Soham.

A hour long documentary about Olaudah Equiano otherwise known as Gustavus Vassa was commissioned in 2005 by the BBC. Called "The Extraordinary Equiano", it details the amazing life of the 18th Century freed African Slave, Author and Anti-Slavery Campaigner.

A film crew visited Soham on Sunday 15th May 2005 to film a scene for the documentary which centred on the wedding of Gustavus Vassa "The African" and Susannah Cullen "Spinster of the Parish of Soham" which originally took place at St. Andrew's Church on 7th April 1792.

The picture shows Aryon Bakare (from BBC1 lunchtime show 'Doctors') playing the part of Olaudah Equiano and Camilla Corbett playing Susannah Cullen's character.


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