20 June 2007 by Karen
It’s just over 14 hours until a receation of the famous slave ship, Amistad, sets sail from its home port of New Haven, Connecticut, USA on a 14,000 mile round trip to Europe and Africa. The ship will retrace the slave triangle travelled by thousands of European slaving ships during the 18th and 19th centuries, with a crew augmented by English and American students including 19 year old Michael Simon from Toxteth.
The Amistad became famous in 1839 when the slaves on board – who were being taken to the Americas – revolted, captured the ship and eventually won their freedom.
You can learn more the background to the trip, Amistad America Inc, and the orginal Amistad on the official website.
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