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Amistad America

A ship modeled after the famous slave-trading vessel La Amistad -- on which 53 African slaves revolted in 1839 -- enters the harbor of Havana on March 25, 2010. The replica of the schooner Amistad arrived in the Cuban capital as part of a tour of ports linked to the history of slaving, organized to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its construction. The mutineers aboard the original Amistad -- the subject of a Hollywood film -- were eventually recaptured in the United States, became a cause celebre for abolitionists and won their freedom following a landmark Supreme Court case ruling.  (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Amistad Participates In Sailfest After All

The operators of the replica slave-ship Amistad say the ship has arrived in New London for this weekend’s Sailfest, two days after Gov. Dannel Malloy threatened to “reconsider” state funding if the schooner follows through with plans to skip the event.

07/12/2014

A ship modeled after the famous slave-trading vessel La Amistad -- on which 53 African slaves revolted in 1839 -- enters the harbor of Havana on March 25, 2010. The replica of the schooner Amistad arrived in the Cuban capital as part of a tour of ports linked to the history of slaving, organized to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its construction. The mutineers aboard the original Amistad -- the subject of a Hollywood film -- were eventually recaptured in the United States, became a cause celebre for abolitionists and won their freedom following a landmark Supreme Court case ruling.  (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

New Haven Marking Amistad Anniversary

The operators of the replica slave-ship Amistad plan a tour of Northeast ports this summer to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the famous rebellion aboard the original ship.

07/05/2014

Amistad (Courtesy Amistad America website)

Official Seek To Move Oversight Of Amistad

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s top economic development official is asking Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the legislature for more authority to oversee the finances and operations of the state’s official flagship, the Amistad schooner. […]

09/11/2013

Amistad (Courtesy Amistad America website)

State To Conduct Audit Of Amistad

A state auditor is planning to review the finances of the troubled organization that owns the replica schooner Amistad, which has received $8 million in state funding.

06/20/2013

Amistad (Courtesy Amistad America website)

Amistad Given More Time To Produce Documents

Connecticut’s attorney general is giving the organization that owns the replica schooner Amistad until the end of the week to produce some financial documents.

06/13/2013

(Courtesy Office of State Rep. Diana Urban)

Urban Seeks Answers On State Funding For Amistad

The organization that operates the replica sailing ship Amistad is facing questions over the handling of money from the state.

06/12/2013

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