Amistad

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)

Records: Amistad Debt Totals More Than $2M

Court papers say Connecticut’s official flagship, the Amistad schooner, has outstanding debt totaling more than $2 million.

11/20/2014

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)

Receiver Named To Take Over Amistad Operations

A Connecticut judge has appointed a receiver to take over the operations and finances of the group that runs the state’s official flagship, the Amistad schooner.

08/21/2014

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)

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)

Sierra Leone Official Calls For Amistad Reparations

An official of the west African nation of Sierra Leone is calling on the Spanish government to pay reparations to his country and New Haven over the revolt of African slaves aboard the Amistad.

09/23/2013

Amistad (Courtesy Amistad America website)

Amistad Prepares To Sail Again

Amistad America has been re-thinking its business plan after damage on its return from a trip to Cuba required an estimated $100.000 in repairs. After the boat is repaired and passes its Coast Guard inspections,the plan is for the ship to spend the warm weather months operating between New Haven, New London and Mystic, running youth educational programs, day sails and short trips.

01/29/2012

Stefan Prior, Dannel Malloy (Jessica Hill/AP Photo)

Education Commissioner Named

A co-founder of an acclaimed New Haven charter school and deputy mayor of New Jersey’s largest city has been introduced as Connecticut’s new education commissioner.

09/07/2011

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