Amistad Memorial

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Photo: Tom Benincas

165 Church St.
New Haven

203-946-8200
www.cityofnewhaven.com


Sculpted by Ed Hamilton in 1992, this monument of Senghe Pieh (known as Joseph Cinque) stands on the former site of the New Haven Jail, where illegally kidnapped Africans were imprisoned in 1839 while awaiting trial. The work is a majestic, 14-foot relief sculpture cast in bronze, and distinguished by its unique three-sided form, each side highlighting the capture, trial and return home of Senghe Pieh and his fellow captives.