Tammy Denease


Tammy Denease was born in Columbus, Mississippi where she spent countless hours with her great-grandmother and grandmother.

Her great-grandmother was a former enslaved person and lived to be 125 and her grandmother lived to be a 100. Both were known storytellers, and passed this gift along to their granddaughter.

Tammy loves history and being able to tell others about the past. In her position of Museum Educator, she instructs children through stories of Colonial History, Health, Medicine, Slavery and Native American History.  She researches and blogs about historical women.

An accomplished Performing Artist/Storyteller, Tammy Denease specializes in bringing to life the lives of very important, yet “obscured” women in history.   In her series “Obscured Women,” storyteller/teaching artist and living historian, Tammy Denease, introduces us into the world of fascinating women who have been obscured through the annals of history yet were instrumental as African-Americans in the American community.

Tammy is a mother and grandmother and currently resides with her husband in Connecticut, USA.


Visit her site and her Historical Firsts Blog.

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