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  • Variants

    • Cinqué, Joseph
    • Pieh, Sengbe
    • Sengbe
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1814~
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1879~
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Amistad (Schooner)
        • Organization: (naf) Amistad Committee
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Mende tribe
    • Birth Place

        Mani, Mende Territory (Sierra Leone)
    • Gender

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  • Sources

    • found: Baldwin, R.S. Argument of R.S. Baldwin, of New Haven, 1841:t.p. (Cinque; African aboard the Amistad schooner when it arrived in Long Island Sound 8-26-1839 from Havana, Cuba)
    • found: Cinqué of the Amistad and the slave trade in world history, c2001 :CIP galley (Joseph Cinqué)
    • found: McKissack, P. Amistad, c2005:ECIP galley (Sengbe Pieh; lived in small village of the Mende tribe in Sierra Leone, West Africa; Sengbe)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 29, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:( Cinque; Sengbe (also spelled Singbe and Sengbeh) Pieh; slave revolt leader; born c.1814 in Mani, Mende Territory, Sierra Leone; traded as a slave in 1820 and sold to Jose Ruiz; loaded on the schooner Amistad on 28 June 1839 and set sail for Puerto Principal; organized mutiny taking control over the ship ordering their former owners Ruiz and Montes to steer the ship back to Africa; the need for food and water forced Cinque to order a landing at the next island they saw, which proved to be Long Island, New York; the mutineers were arrested for piracy and murder; Amistad Committee was created to help free the prisoners; the trial in the Circuit Court in Hartford on 17 September 1839 became a national sensation; on 9 March, after trials that had dragged on for eighteen months, the Africans were declared free to return to Africa; died c.1879)
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    • 2015-04-02: revised
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