Amistad - Rare Book Room presentation and Film Screening

February 8, 2016

Amistad, The Search for a New Haven: Abolition, Freedom, and the Law

In Honor of Black History Month

February 10th @ 6:00PM, Rare Book Room| 6:30PM, Rm. 120 | Dinner Served

This Black History Month, on February 10th, the Yale Black Law Students Association in collaboration with the Lillian Goldman Law Library will honor the courageous Sierra Leoneans of the Spanish slave ship Amistad.

After forging a successful insurrection, the abducted African peoples of the Amistad  were imprisoned in the New Haven jail while committed abolitionists worked with them to fight for their freedom in the New Haven Court House and the Supreme Court of the United States.

The evening will begin at 6:00PM with a presentation of primary sources from the historic Amistad case in the Law Library’s Rare Book Room and then will move to room 120 at 6:30 PM for a viewing of the Amistad movie. In keeping with our ancestral tradition of fighting for freedom from oppressive living conditions, we will be collecting donations for the United Way’s Flint Water Fund and the Flint Child Health and Development Fund.

We hope you will join us for this special evening.

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