Amistad

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The state of Connecticut is selling official flagship, a replica of La Amistad.  The original Amistad was a Spanish slave ship. In 1839, it was carrying 53 African captives from Havana, Cuba to a Cuban sugar plantation to be sold into slavery.

Craig LeMoult

A hundred and seventy five years ago Wednesday, 49 African men and four children who had been sold into the slave trade, revolted on board the schooner La Amistad. The ship ultimately made it to Connecticut, where today, a non-profit with a state-funded replica of the ship is struggling to carry on the story.