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Joseph Cinqué, 1839
约瑟夫.辛格率领一群可能成为奴隶的人叛变

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雅米斯泰德号叛变 (Amistad Mutiny) 的生存者于184139日被释放了

你是否宁愿死亡而不愿失去自由?在150多年以前,一群来自西非狮子山 (Sierra Leone) 的人对这个问题回答「是的」。在他们被葡萄牙奴隶商人诱拐离家之后,他们被送到雅米斯泰德耗上,有53名非洲人在约瑟夫.辛格 (Joseph Cinqué) 的率领下,与船员发生抗争。辛格是曼德部落 (MAnde Tribe) 的一员,他住在西非狮子山的曼德区里,他是酋长的儿子。

184139日,美国最高法院当庭释放35名在叛变中生存的非洲人,并且让他们平安返回家乡。


Would you rather die than lose your freedom? More than 150 years ago, a group of people from the West African country of Sierra Leone answered yes to that question. After being abducted from their home country by Portuguese slave traders and placed on the schooner Amistad, 53 of the Africans followed the lead of Joseph Cinqué in a revolt against the ship's crew. Cinqué was a member of the Mende tribe. He lived in the Mende territory of Sierra Leone on the West Coast of Africa. He was the son of a chief.

On March 9, 1841, the U.S. Supreme Court freed the 35 Africans who survived the mutiny and cleared the way for their return home.

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