Joseph Cinquez Addressing His Compatriots on Board the Spanish Schooner, Amistad

Description

Joseph Cinqué (ca. 1814–ca. 1879), also known as Sengbe Pieh, was Mende from the Upper Guinea Coast. He helped lead a revolt of many Africans on the Spanish slave ship, La Amistad. This lithograph, published as a broadside, is on display in the Chicago Historial Society museum exhibit A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln.

Source

Published in Anthony Tibbles (ed.), Transatlantic Slavery: Against Human Dignity (London: HMSO, 1994), p. 44, fig. 7. Original held by the Chicago Historical Society (ICHi 22004).

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

E001

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Senegambia
North America--Connecticut

Citation

"Joseph Cinquez Addressing His Compatriots on Board the Spanish Schooner, Amistad", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed May 29, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2542
Joseph Cinqué (ca. 1814–ca. 1879), also known as Sengbe Pieh, was Mende from the Upper Guinea Coast. He helped lead a revolt of many Africans on the Spanish slave ship, La Amistad. This lithograph, published as a broadside, is on display in the Chicago Historial Society museum exhibit A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln.
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