...Africans aboard a Spanish schooner named La Amistad in 1839. The case is one of the most important in the fight against slavery in the Western world in history since it revolved around both international policies and the US law. The thirty six Africans aboard the ship had been kidnapped illegally in Sierra Leone, by Spanish men Ruiz and Montez, to be sold into slavery in Cuba. Before seizing control of the ship, the Africans, led by Singbe-Pi alias Cinque, killed the captain and the cook, while two crew members escaped on the ship’s life boat... . The remaining crew, however, tricked the escapees and sailed them to Long Island, New York (instead of Africa) where they were apprehended by the...