Sunday, March 02, 2014
By Bonnie Adler
With “12 Years a Slave” a hot Oscar contender tonight, a discussion and showing today of Stephen Spielberg’s film “Amistad” at the Westport Library was timely.
The event was co-sponsored by Saugatuck Congregational Church, Wilton Congregational Church, and TEAM Westport, the town’s multiculturalism and diversity committee.
Hosting were the Rev. Arnold I. Thomas of Wilton Congregational Church, the Rev. Alison J.B. Patton of Saugatuck Congregational Church, and Harold Bailey of Team Westport.
The1997 Oscar-nominated historical drama depicts the 1839 mutiny of captured Mende slaves, their imprisonment in Connecticut and the trial to determine whether they should be regarded as slaves or free.
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