|The Story of Amistad
3/18/2021 1:00pm (Central Time)
(11:00am PT, 12:00pm MT, 2:00pm ET)
Offered by: Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America & the Sea
This new joint program of Mystic Seaport Museum and Discovering Amistad tells the story of the Amistad and how it serves as an example of how citizens and communities, working together, can bring about landmark change. Using the legacy of the 1839 Amistad Uprising, the program bridges history and the challenges of that time to present-day issues of inequity. The program features behind the scenes footage from the vessel itself, and a special Planetarium show that showcases changes in the night sky as seen by the Amistad Africans on their return trip to Sierra Leone, and the role that celestial navigation played in this local story.