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.


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.


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.