AMISTAD MOHAIR SWEATER
CUSTOM ORANGE COLOR
‘BY HOLLYANDROO’ NECK TAG
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As a proud Mende tribe Sierra Leonian the story of Amistad always intrigued me from when my 9th grade teacher Ms.Harbin presented the film to us.
The story of the Amistad began in February 1839, when Portuguese slave hunters abducted hundreds of Africans from Mendeland, in present-day Sierra Leone.
Several days into the journey, one of the Africans—Sengbe Pieh, managed to unshackle himself and his fellow captives. Armed with knives, they seized control of the ship.
In need of navigation, the Africans ordered the Spaniards to turn the ship eastward, back to Africa. Unfortunately the Spaniards secretly sailed to the Long Island NYC instead On August 26.
The naval officers seized the Amistad and put the Africans back in chains, escorting them to Connecticut, where they would claim salvage rights to the ship and its human cargo.
On January 1840, a judge in U.S. District Court in Hartford, Connecticut ruled that the Africans were not Spanish enslaved peoples, but had been illegally captured, and should be returned to Africa.
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