On Looking: Slaves on Display in New Haven Green

Amistad captives were kept in a jail on the New Haven Green. For twelve-and-a-half cents, residents of the city could come look at them. But you are here for the story… So it is a lost story but we will be imagining it, anyway.  —Rita Dove, “Prologue of the Rambling Sort” Many things are true at once. —Elizabeth[…]