Sailing For Freedom

January 2008
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;1/18/2008, Vol. 77 Issue 15, p3
The article features the event that pays tribute to the Amistad. It is a ship that carried a group of Africans and sold into slavery in 1839. They rebelled against those who kidnapped them and demanded to return to Sierra Leone but instead, ended up in the U.S. To commemorate the bravery of these people, a modern or new Amistad arrived in Sierra Leone, which began its journey in New Haven, Connecticut.


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