Discovering Amistad

 is a new nonprofit educational organization that will provide full-year programming on its tall ship, the Amistad, in classrooms and at historic sites of partner organizations. It will enable children and adults in Connecticut and the region to discover the story of the Amistad and its impact on Connecticut and the nation. Importantly, the organization will provide learning opportunities for children and adults to discover the relevance of the Amistad to today's world.




The Amistad set sail from New London to Manhattan and back with high school students on board to take part in our one-of-a kind hands-on educational program, join in discussions of present-day issues of freedom, quality and justice, learn how to crew and sail and visit colleges - all against the backdrop of the historic Amistad. Read more about this summer's program here.

Discovering Amistad will help ensure that the story of Amistad is not forgotten. Amistad is a very important part of our state’s and our nation’s history. It is a story that must be told until it is known by all. We must learn from our history in order to create a brighter future.
— Richard Robinson
Connecticut Supreme Court Justice
and Discovering Amistad Board Member