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The Amistad Case

presents documents produced around and during the historic 1841 trial of 53 Africans, captured and sold as slaves, and subsequently accused of murder for commandeering the slave ship, Amistad, and killing its captain and cook. The site also contains a detailed lesson plan. (National Archives and Records Administration)

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The Court ordered the immediate release of the Amistad Africans. The first court proceedings in the Amistad case took place in Hartford's Old State House.

The first court proceedings

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