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Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels

Based on your viewing of Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels (week 8), why does historian Marcus Rediker and his team of researchers travel to Sierra Leone in order to “restore the essential African side” of the Amistad Rebellion? How does their journey through the country and interactions with villagers help them understand the cultural background of the Amistad warriors? What does their journey reveal about the legacy of the slave trade in Africa?