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This depiction of the Amistad Captives, returning to Africa, is by muralist Hale Aspacio Woodruff.  We learn the following about the mural, and its creator, from the Telladega College web site:

Mural No. 3, Back To Africa

The Amistad Murals consists of three panels: The Revolt, The Court Scene, and Back to Africa. They are housed in Savery Library and are known as one of artist Hale Aspacio Woodruff’s best known works. Woodruff was commissioned to paint the murals in 1938 and they have become known as one of his best documented works. After completing a time in Mexico City studying and working with Diego Rivera, the world famed Woodruff went to Talladega and completed a true documentation through art of La Amistad and its cargo. The murals attract visitors and art enthusiasts from around the world.

 


Media Credits

Image online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.

Quoted passage, from the Telladega College website on the Amistad murals.

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