Amistad 3

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“Who we are, is who we were”, was the persuading point Atty. Baldwin states reaching into the hearts of the jurors. Telling a story about the intriguing life and life lost of the Mende people. Their ending up in America and the tragedy and violent cruel torture they endured not only on ‘La Amistad” , but also the treatment they received here in America. Who were these people? Why was it such an issue on whose “…

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…no matter what. Whether it was to take place in 1854 or 1994, human rights issues have been continually been a part of our constitution ever since it was founded. I found myself thinking that this was truly a great film to watch, a story; then remembering that this was history, an actual event that changed the course of our nation forever. This only reinforcesthe aphorism stated in the beginning, “who we are, is who we were.”