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Tea with Tammy: The Story of Sarah Margu

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Bidwell House Museum is excited to host our second Zoom program of the year on February 28th with a moving performance by Tammy Denease.

Sarah Margu is not a name that is widely known, but she was one of the children brought to America on the schooner Amistad. Originally from Sierra Leone, Margu eventually won her freedom and became the first African to get a college degree in America, after graduating from Oberlin College in Ohio. During this program, Tammy Denease will introduce her previously filmed performance about the life of Sarah Margu where you can experience Sara’s journey from childhood denial to adult autonomy. At the end of the video Tammy will take time for questions about Margu’s important, but rarely shared, story.


An accomplished Performing Artist, Storyteller, Actor, and Playwright, Tammy Denease specializes in bringing to life the lives of very important, yet “hidden” women in history. Among her favorites are Bessie Coleman (first internationally licensed pilot in the world) and Elizabeth Keckly (former enslaved woman who worked at Lincoln’s White House), Margu (Amistad captive) and Elizabeth “MumBet” Freeman – one minute a free woman. Tammy performs at historical sites, libraries, schools, theaters, and corporate events. When Tammy is not bringing historical figures to life, she vividly tells folktales where she takes the audience into a world in which animals set the scene for life lessons!


The program will be held via Zoom and details for how to access the event will be sent via email a few days in advance.


Registration for this program is required. This event is free due to a generous sponsorship from Greylock Federal Credit Union.

Photo Credit above: LaChale Renee Photography



February 28
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The Bidwell House Museum