How is olaudah equiano an enlightenment figure?

the enlightenment age was about change. It was about a new age and humans progressing. Equiano was a slave who did not accept that he was meant to live as a slave for ever. He did everything in his powe to change that. Everywhere that he was trated to he learned everything that he possibly could learn while he was there. He learned to sail a ship and he learned to do hair ammong other things that he learned. He also fought alot to buy his freedom eventhough when a slave bough ttheir freedom they could always be put back into slavery he still got it. It was the matter of being free that he cared about.