Sunday, March 21, 2010
Africa, Cuba and United States share the same black african slavery history.
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2007, file photo, the Freedom Schooner Amistad, a near-replica of the ship that sparked a 19th century slave revolt, flies Sierra Leonean and American flags as it sails into port in central Freetown, Sierra Leone, the original West African homeland of many of the Amistad captives. In March 2010, the stately black scooner will sail through a narrow channel into Havana's protected harbor, its two masts bearing the rarest of sights _ the U.S. Stars and Stripes, with the Cuban flag fluttering nearby. It's a replica of the Cuban slave ship that sailed from Havana in 1839 with a cargo of African captives only to become an icon of the abolitionist movement. (AP Photo/Nazia Parvez, File)