Tammy Denease as Sarah Margu

Celebrate Black History Month at the East Hartford Public Library
Tammy Denease as Sarah Margu

In her series, "Hidden Women," storyteller/actor Tammy Denease introduces us to the world of fascinating women who have been hidden throughout history. On Saturday, February 15, at 3 PM, Tammy will portray Sarah Margu in a one-woman show at the East Hartford Public Library.

One of four children held captive on the schooner Amistad, Margu would miss the rite of passage (Sande Society) into adulthood in her native Mendeland (now Sierre Leone). After gaining freedom through a victory in the United States legal system, Margu would go on to become the first African to graduate from college in America (Oberlin College, Ohio). Life in a strange country causes Margu to become westernized, refusing to live according to the custom of her homeland. Share with Tammy this poignant voyage from childhood denial to adult autonomy.

This program is made possible through funding support from the East Hartford Commission on Culture and Fine Arts. Register for a reminder, or just drop in. Before or after the presentation, be sure to stop in the children’s room to select a book from the Black History month book display. Not sure which book to choose? Ask a librarian for a recommendation.

For the full lineup of winter events, check out our current program brochures. The East Hartford Public Library is located at 840 Main St., East Hartford, CT 06108.