Amistad - Kidnapped People "Rise Up"

Amistad - Kidnapped People

In 1938, Talladega College commissioned Hale Aspacio Woodruff - a highly respected artist - to create a series of murals depicting the African-American experience.  

After studying with the great muralist Diego Rivera, Woodruff began his work on a series of three panels describing three aspects of the Amistad story:   The mutiny, the trial and the return of the victims to their homeland.

This image depicts Woodruff's oil-on-canvas which imagines how the mutiny may have appeared when it took place aboard La Amistad.

Now restored, the three-part mural has been exhibited in various U.S. cities.

Click on the image for a much-better view.

Original Release: Oct 06, 2014

Updated Last Revision: Jun 08, 2018

Media Credits

Image of a panel of Hale Woodruff's "Rising Up" mural which he painted for Talladega College.  Image online, via Wikimedia Commons.  PD


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