The Amistad Committee was founded in 1988 in order to foster greater
understanding of the story of the Amistad captives, and of the still
lingering effects of our countryís history of slavery. The Amistad Committee
commissioned the statue of Sengbe Pieh, leader of the Amistad Revolt,
standing today outside New Havenís City Hall as well as a prize-winning
video and teacher's guide for classroom use. It brought together a consortium
for the construction of a replica of the original Amistad ship, which
visits various ports and makes its home in the New Haven harbor. The
Amistad Committee proposed and coordinates the official State of Connecticut
Freedom Trail, 88 sites that have contributed to the struggle against
slavery and equal rights.
Antony Dugdale is a Ph.D. Candidate in Yale's departments of Religious
Studies and Philosophy
and is working on a dissertation on Spinoza's philosophy. He also currently
works full time as the research analyst for HERE
Local 34, and also serves as a deacon at New Haven's Center Church
on the Green.
J. J. Fueser is a
Ph.D. Candidate in Yale's departments of American
Studies and Psychology
and is working on a dissertation on U.S. imperialism and psychology
in the 1890s. She is a member of the GESO
J. Celso de Castro Alves
is a Ph.D. Candidate in Yale's department of History
and is working on a dissertation about social movements in early nineteenth-century
Brazil. He is a member of the GESO
coordinating committee, and attends New Haven's Community Baptist Church.
He is currently doing archival research work in Brazil.
You can email us at
J.J. Fueser: firstname.lastname@example.org
J. Celso de Castro Alves:
The Amistad Committee:
To contact Yale University:
President Richard Levin:
Office of Public Affairs: email@example.com
The Amistad Committee also
publishes the following other works:
THE AMISTAD REVOLT: "All We Want Is Make Us Free" with Teacher's Guide
This 33-minute awards-winning video is a compelling documentary, narrated
by Broadway actress, Vinie Burrows, script by Dr. Jeremy Brecher, produced
and directed by Karyl Evans. The professional Guide provides opportunity
for the teacher to utilize the Amistad story to broaden the student's
understanding of how the history of the United States was fashioned.
$39.95 each plus $4.50 Shipping and Handling.
"THE AMISTAD SLAVE REVOLT and AMERICAN ABOLITION"
By Karen Zeinert Linnet Books
A carefully researched 96-page easy-to-read accounting of the Amistad
Revolt. Excellent for young adults. Makes a wonderful gift.
Paperback: $10.95 each plus $3.00 Shipping and Handling.
The Amistad Memorial: 22" x 28": Paper
The Poster shows the three-sided 14-foot Bronze relief sculpture of
Sengbe Pieh (Joseph Cinque) standing in front of the City Hall of New
Haven, the site of the jail where the captives were incarcerated. Sculpted
by the well-known artist, Ed Hamilton, Louisville, Kentucky, it portrays
the captives at the time of capture, courtroom and returning home free.
Dedicated September 26, 1992.
$10.00 each plus $4.50 shipping and handling.
THE AMISTAD REVOLT: Struggle for Freedom:
A contemporary account of the capture of the Amistad; biographical sketches
of the captives and the trial written by John W. Barber, 1840; also,
an essay "The Amistad Revolt: An Historical Legacy of Sierra Leone and
The United States" written originally for the United States Information
Agency by Dr. Arthur Abraham, then Minister of Education, Republic of
Sierra Leone. Together the essays present an understanding of the significance
of this historic event.
$4.00 each plus $3.00 shipping and handling.
YALE, SLAVERY, AND ABOLITION:
By Antony Dugdale, J. J. Fueser, and J. Celso de Castro Alves
A historical examination of Yale's history of slavery and abolition,
focusing on the ten men whom Yale chooses to honor with the names of
the residential colleges. Also, an in-depth look at some of Yale's financial
foundations, and the demise in 1831 of a proposed "Negro college", to
be located in New Haven.
Paperback: $5.00 each plus $3.00 Shipping and Handling.
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