Biographies of Players in the Amistad Affair

The Amistad Captives

Cuban Slaveholders
Pedro Montes
Jose Ruiz

Attorneys for the Amistads
Roger Baldwin
John Quincy Adams

U. S. District Attorney
William Holabird

Government Leaders
President Martin Van Buren
Secretary of State John Forsyth

Other Key Players
Richard Madden, Anti-Slavery Comm'n.
Josiah Gibbs, Linquitics Prof.
James Covey, Interpreter

The Judges
Andrew Judson
Smith Thompson
Justice Joseph Story

The Missionaries
Lewis Tappan
William Raymond
Amistad Trial Page