These sets of pictures are depicting the story of the Amistad. In brief the story involves the illegal kidnapping of 53 humans from West Africa. After their kidnapping they were sold into the transatlantic slave trade. Shackled aboard the Portuguese slave vessel, Tecora, they were then transported to Havana, Cuba where they were fraudulently classified as native, Cuban-born slaves. Illegally purchased by the Spaniards, hey were then transferred to the now infamous schooner, La Amistad. They were to be transported to another part of the island, but three days into the journey, a 25-year old rice farmer named Sengbe Pieh, known as “Cinque” by his Spanish captors, led a revolt. After 63 days, La Amistad and her African “cargo” were seized by the United States Naval Cutter USS Washington near Montauk Point in Long Island, New York. The ship was then towed to Connecticut’s New London Harbor. The Africans were held in a New Haven jail on charges of mutiny and murder. But the case acquired a high profile when President John Quincy Adams argued before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the day, the survivors won their freedom, in 1841 the 35 surviving Africans were returned to Africa.