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Black History Note Spotlight – Joseph Cinque

Joseph Cinque was born the son of a Mendi village leader in the village of Mani in West Africa. He was trained to assume his father’s leadership role from childhood, learning the Mendi way of life and laws of the Mendi people. But Cinque was never to lead his people. Cinque ‘s fate took a different path when he was taken captive by African tribesmen of the Ley people, due to impatience of a creditor for [ ... ]