John Quincy Adam's finest hours: "The Amistad Rebellion: 1 of 2: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom" by Marcus Rediker

Jul 05, 04:13 AM

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(Photo: Joseph Cinquez was the leader of a revolt among African slaves aboard the Spanish ship "Amistad" en route to Cuba in June 1839. The slaves seized control of the ship but were soon recaptured and charged with murder and piracy. This portrait was done while Cinquez (or "Cinque") awaited trial in New Haven, Connecticut. John Quincy Adams represented the Africans before the Supreme Court, and thanks to his eloquence, they were set free and allowed to return to Africa.)

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John Quincy Adam's finest hours: "The Amistad Rebellion: 2 of 2:  An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom" by Marcus Rediker

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