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The Heroic Slave of Amistad

Summary: The story of Sengbe Pieh, the real-life slave that was behind the story about "Amistad," the 1997 movie about a slave ship headed to the United States. Sengbe Pieh led a revolt of the slave ship he was held on, leading to a widely publicized trial in the 1840s.
In 1997 a movie called Amistad depicted the true story of a group of Africans that were taken from their families and forced into slavery. Although the movie was heavily criticized for it's inaccurate tale of the terrible ordeal, it gave the story world-renowned attention. The real story had more drama and tearjerker parts then the movie did. If the movie ever gets remade, hopefully this time it follows the facts exactly.

A man named Sengbe Pieh, commonly known in the United States as Jose Cinque, was born around 1813 in Mende Country. He was rumored to be the son of a local chief and lived his days as a farmer working the fields. He was a devoted husband with two sons and a daughter. One day he woke up, kissed his wife and kids good-bye not knowing that day in late January 1839 would be different. As he entered the...

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