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Encounters: La Amistad

Saturday, February 16, 2019
10:00am – 12:00pm

Courtroom, Old State House

On July 1, 1839, fifty-three Mende captives overtook the crew of La Amistad. Unable to return to Africa, these individuals were interned in New Haven, Connecticut, while a trial deciding their fate took on the crucial question of the relationship between humanity and the ownership of human beings in the early Republic. Join us as we discuss the Amistad revolt; the Supreme Court case, United States v. The Amistad (1841); human rights and international politics; and the intimate connections between slavery and freedom. To register, please RSVP

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Dana Miranda,

Humanities Institute (primary), History Department, Human Rights Institute, UConn Master Calendar

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