After several trials, the Amistad Case was to be heard by the Supreme Court and President John Quincy Adams tried the case. The slaves were released and free to return home to Africa. After their acquittal they went on a speaking tour to raise money for the journey back across the Atlantc. They reached Freetown, Sierra Leone January 1842.
The Amistad Rebellion and the resulting court case gave rise to many schools, academies and organizations, both here in the U.S. and in Sierra Leone, and so much more that it takes a book to cover it all. But here is a brief list:
Est. The Mende Mission (Sierra Leone)
Est. of American Missionary Association (U.S.) 1846
Est. of some 500 schools and colleges in the south for emancipated blacks (Fisk, Howard, Hampton, etc.). Many Civil Rights leaders came out of these schools, as well as countless others received education from them.
Strengthened abolitionist movement (U.S.)
To learn more about Sengbe and the Amistad Rebellion (United States v. The Amistad) go here.