|This image, from the Gentleman's Magazine, shows Ayuba
Suleiman Diallo (here called by the English version of his name, Job
ben Solomon), the son of a Muslim imam from Gambia, and William Ansah
Sessarakoo, a prince from Ghana. They were both tricked into slavery,
but freed on account of their noble origins and education. Sessarakoo
lived in England from 1749 to 1750.
Solomon travelled to England after spending time on a plantation in
Maryland. He became something of a celebrity and was 'graciously received
by nobility'. Dressed in an African gown, he was presented to the
king and queen. After spending some time in England, he was taken
back to Africa by the Royal African Company.
Magazine, June 1750, p. 273