In late 1997, the renowned Lyric Opera of Chicago company debuted the very first opera of its kind—a work especially commissioned to retell the 1839 story of the slave ship, La Amistad, whose captives revolted and changed the course of history. In Chicago, the opera served as a catalyst for educational and community engagement with the difficult history of the global slave trade.
Learn more in this Google Arts & Culture story.
Special thanks to the following individuals who made this Google Arts & Culture exhibit possible:
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation