Event Summary

The Amistad is seized by the 53 slaves aboard

Date

1839

Description

A Spanish-owned coastal sail vessel, the Amistad, after being seized by the 53 slaves aboard, is brought to New London, Connecticut, where its owners seek recovery of the schooner and the return of its slave property. Slaves eventually allowed to emigrate to Sierra Leone

Timeline 1

Early Maritime Republic, 1815-1865

Record ID

1075