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December 26, 2008

Amistad is about a 1839 mutinty aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the Northeas Coast of America.

Filed under: History — eritrearealclearpolitics @ 12:49 pm

La Amistad (Spanish: “Friendship”) was a 19th-century two-masted schooner of about 120 tons’ displacement. Built in the United States, La Amistad was originally named Friendship but was renamed after being purchased by a Spaniard. La Amistad became a symbol in the movement to abolish slavery, after a group of African captives aboard revolted, and were subsequently recaptured and sold into slavery, resulting in a legal battle over their legal status.


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