The Women King and The Real Magic of Movies

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A 1965 history book by historian Samuel Eliot Morison discussed the Supreme Court case concerning a revolt aboard the Amistad, a Spanish slave ship, led by an African named Cinqué.

After the Africans killed most of the Amistad’s crew, it was captured by a United States warship. The African’s were charged with mutiny and murder, but the local court didn’t convict the Africans on the…

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