Sarah Margu


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.