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A Child of the Amistad

December 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A Child of the Amistad

One of six children stolen from the shores of Africa, Margu, along with 52 others, was held captive on the schooner Amistad. During the voyage into captivity, Margu missed the rite of passage (Sande Society) into adulthood in her native Mendeland (now Sierre Leone). The nightmarish voyage through the middle passage changed Margu forever. After gaining her freedom, Margu went on to become the first African to graduate from college in America (Oberlin College, Ohio). Join Tammy Denease to share this poignant voyage from childhood denial to adult autonomy.

Tickets for these events are non-refundable, so we are unable to refund the fees if you cannot attend on this night. If Mystic Seaport Museum should cancel the event for any reason, we will notify you as soon as possible and fully refund your registration fees. If you have any questions, please contact our reservations team at reservations@mysticseaport.org or by calling 860-572-5331, available weekdays from 9am-5pm. If the event cannot happen due to winter weather, the event will be rescheduled to Wednesday, December 13 from 6:30-8:00 PM. This program is best for ages 10+. Registration is required for this event.


December 7
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Mystic Seaport Museum
75 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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