Amistad Africans 1841

I had planned on doing another blog but while researching the McLeod Case for a neighbor (I live in the Detroit area, he lives across the lake in Canada) I saw a small item that I thought was important to bring to the attention of YOU the reader.

I am sure we’ve all seen the 1997 movie Amistad, well here is a 1841 newspaper item about the case and in it is a letter from Cinque.

Amistad Item
Amistad Item

There is not much more to say than what has been so elequently said in Cinque’s letter.

Thank You.

Link to Item

By Jose A Munoz

Retired General Motors designer who now works on subjects dealing with genealogy. I create trees using items I find in old Google News Archive newspapers and I contact other tree owners notifying them about the news item concerning their relative and send them a link to the tree I created. I post a screen print of the news item on the tree for others to copy, so that my work will benefit others. Occasionally, I will post about the tree I created or the item that I found, always with a "how to" in-bedded in the post. I want my blog posts to help others with their family trees or with their genealogy experiences.


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