The schooner Amistad at Mystic

This is a painting of the schooner Amistad, in dock at Mystic, Connecticut.  This is not the original Amistad, but I understand it looks the same.  The original Amistad was seized in a mutiny by Africans who had been kidnapped into slavery and ended up in Connecticut.  The Supreme Court refused to regard these people as simply another part of the merchandise on the boat, and they were free to ‘go without delay.’  Unfortunately not many years later the same Court made the Dred Scott decision, which had a different ending.

Amistad, Mystic, Connecticut


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