Join the U.S. Attorney’s Office as we rediscover: La Amistad

Keynote by Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Richard Robinson
Viewing of Amistad Revolt: All We Want is to Make Us Free

Location: 157 Church Street, New Haven
Refreshments will be served.

R.S.V.P. By February 20th to Cindy Gartland
At cindy.gartland@usdoj.gov

If you love sailing, history, civil rights, or jurisprudence, you will not want to miss this program on La Amistad. 

“Amistad” is a Spanish noun meaning “friendship.” But what happened aboard the ship in 1839 made La Amistad a symbol of “freedom.” 

We are inviting state judges, federal judges, magistrates, and our partnering agencies and organizations to come along with us as we sail back in time and learn about the history of La Amistad, and discuss the rebuilding and redevelopment of the vessel. 

Supreme Court Justice Robinson will deliver a keynote address on the history and significance of La Amistad. Retired Appellate Court Judge Bishop will discuss the building and rebuilding of the vessel. And our office and guests will learn more about how we can visit the boat today and become involved with Discovering Amistad, the organization that owns the vessel.