• Question: What was his first job

    Asked by on 4 Oct 2022. This question was also asked by .
    • Photo: Julius Soubise

      Julius Soubise answered on 4 Oct 2022:

      He worked as a slave on a sugar plantation when he was a child, but because he was so young he probably did small jobs and errands rather than working in the fields.

    • Photo: Olaudah Equiano

      Olaudah Equiano answered on 5 Oct 2022:

      As an enslaved person Equiano had to do whatever his owner wanted him to do. One of Equiano’s first owners was an officer in the British Navy and so Equiano had to go to sea and he served during the ‘Seven Years War’ against France. One of his jobs was to carry gunpowder to the ship’s canons. It was dangerous work and Equiano saw people standing near to him killed by gunfire from French ships. He was lucky to survive.

    • Photo: Sir William Arthur Lewis

      Sir William Arthur Lewis answered on 5 Oct 2022:

      Sir Arthur first worked as a clerk in the colonial government administration. So he would read and write documents to help the government run.

    • Photo: Anthony O'Connor

      Anthony O'Connor answered on 5 Oct 2022:

      Anthony O’Connor first became a teacher in the school in which he studied.

    • Photo: Walter Tull

      Walter Tull answered on 8 Oct 2022:

      Walter’s first job was an apprenticeship in a printworks, before becoming a professional footballer, then a soldier.