Amistad Committee

The Amistad Saga

Origins In Africa

March - April 1839: Clinque and other native Africans and captured and sent to Cuba aboard slave ship Tecora.

May - June 1839: Arrive at Cuba and are sold to Portuguese slave traders, Jose Ruiz and Pedro Montes. They are boarded onto the ship, The Amistad, and head to Camaguey, Cuba

July 1839: led by Clinque, a mutiny was held killing the Amistad's captain Ramon Ferrer and seizing control of the ship.

July - August 1839: steered by Pedro Montes, the ship sails east by day and northwest by night.

Amistad picture
Tecora slave ship
The Amistad ship