after a courageous abolitionist and author, the Equiano print is full of bravery
and strength. The bold blend of Dazzle, Grasshopper, Hummingbird and
Mirror come together to build the heroic story of a knight slaying a
dragon. Fierce, daring and fun, this bold print is sure to have your
little one ready to win the battle.
So who was Equiano? --
Olaudah Equiano (1745 - 1797)
Bravery. Courage. Strength. Olaudah Equiano embodied all these traits
and more as a kidnapped African prince, forced into slavery. He
survived many years of oppression aboard a slave ship, but through his
relentless hard work and inspiring strength, Equiano endured and
persevered until he finally reclaimed his freedom. He later wrote his
own autobiography, recounting his imprisonment and revealing the horrors
of slavery to the world. His brilliance and strength to speak the truth
soon became a catalyst in passing the Slave Trade Act of 1807.
Equiano's courage to fight for what he believed in - against all odds -
was the inspiration for our Equiano print. We are proud and honored to
welcome this heroic print into the Hall of Genius.