Joseph Cinqué (c. 1814 - c. 1879)

The AmistadU.S. Navy
Cinqué was a West African man who was the most prominent defendant in the case, United States v. The Amistad, in which it was found that he and 51 others had been victims of the illegal Atlantic slave trade. Kidnapped in Mende (in the hinterland of what is now Sierra Leone) and carried across... Portrait by Nathaniel Jocelyn/New Haven Museum and Historical Society
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