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Kevin D. Anderson: Timeline Photos On this day in 1841, thirty-five (35) survivors of the Amistad mutiny departed New York City and returned home to Africa. Africans of the Mende people were captured and forced aboard the Spanish ship, La Amistad, where they revolted against their captors and attempted to force the ship back to Africa. Instead, it sailed to Long Island, New York. In a fight for their freedom, the slaves were put to trial in the United States, and the case would eventually reached the Supreme Court where they found not guilty were returned home to Sierra Leone in January 1842. — with Tricia Harris.
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