Amistad 2022

Amistad Journey to Freedom

COMMUNITY  DAY CELEBRATION

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022 

The Middle Passage and the Amistad Uprising: Stories of Yesterday & Today

Libations, African Drumming and Dancing

Welcome Remarks

Words From the Original People of the Middletown Area, the Wangunks

4th Annual Middletown Middle Passage  Ceremony

The Lost Tribe Performance, Afro-funk fusion led by multi-percussionist Jocelyn Pleasant

Tammy Denease, Sarah Maghu Interpreter a one woman stage play of the story of one of the children on the Amistad with Q&A to follow. 

Iddrisu Saaka, Wesleyan Univ. Asst. Prof. Dance Multi arts performance that incorporates drumming, dancing and storytelling. 

Afro-Brazilian Dance Performance

Community Day Events 

Ship Tours & Dockside Education

 Traditional Arts Demonstrations

Community Organization Information Booths 

Food Vendors & Specialty Craft Sales

DA22 Middletown Flyer (JPG)

2022 VOYAGE FOR FREEDOM 

Free Public Tours in Middletown!

Discovering Amistad will be offering free tours of the Amistad ship. Come by and learn from our education team about how the ship was built, the story of the Amistad Rebellion, and how we use the vessel today. Reserve your visit here!

To learn more about Discovering Amistad visit their website here! https://www.discoveringamistad.org/