The Amistad Mutiny

In 1839, Africans held captive by slavers revolted and ordered the Amistad's crew to return to Africa. However, the ship was captured in Long Island and the slaves were put on trial -- but that's not the end of the story. Tune in to learn more.

1839: The slave mutiny on board the Amistad off the coast of Cuba. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

Topics in this Podcast: what the Civil War was about, 19th century, slavery, maritime history, Africa, mutiny, African history, black history