Sailing for Freedom

January 2008
Weekly Reader News - Senior;1/18/2008, Vol. 86 Issue 15/16, p2
The article relates the historic voyage of the modern Amistad ship from New Haven, Connecticut to Freetown, Sierra Leone in 2008. The ship, a reproduction of the real Amistad, also went to other countries, including Canada, England, and Portugal, where the real Amistad stopped during its voyage in the 1830s. In 1839, the Amistad brought several hundred Africans in the U.S. who had been kidnapped and sold into slavery.


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