Tag Archives: African people

quotation: E. M. Forster


Have you ever noticed that there are people who do things which are most indelicate, and yet at the same time—beautiful?E. M. Forster (1879-1970) Discuss

Encyclopaedia Britannica: “We’ve Done Your Homework for You!”


We’ve Done Your Homework for You!

this day in the yesteryear: Revolt Aboard the Amistad (1839)


Revolt Aboard the Amistad (1839)

In 1839, 53 African slaves being transported on the Spanish merchant ship La Amistad revolted against their captors. Having gained control of the ship, they demanded that the navigator set a course for Africa. However, he deceived them and sailed the ship northward until it was intercepted by the US Navy off the coast of New York. After a widely publicized court battle, the Supreme Court ruled that the Africans were not legally slaves and ordered them freed. What does amistad mean? More… Discuss