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Lecture: Ireland Welcomes Frederick Douglass

The St. John Fisher College Irish Studies Program hosts "Ireland Welcomes Frederick Douglass: The 'Happiest Times' of His Life," a special presentation by Dr. Christine Kinealy,

Date: November 17, 2020 - November 17, 2020
Time: 9:40 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Zoom (password Celtic)

Hosted by the Irish Studies Program

Dr. Christine Kinealy

Dr. Christine Kinealy

Kinealy, an internationally respected expert on Frederick Douglass' connections with Ireland, will present on the great abolitionist's visit there in the early days of the Famine. This event is a fitting way to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Douglass' four-month sojourn in Ireland, a time he himself called “transformative.”

In addition to being the director of Quinnipiac University's Great Hunger Institute, Kinealy is an award-winning author of numerous authoritative books on the Famine. She earned her Ph.D. from Trinity College, Dublin. She has written widely on Irish abolitionists, including her recent book, Frederick Douglass and Ireland: In His Own Words, a two-volume collection of speeches, letters, and newspaper accounts of Douglass' activities in Ireland. Her latest book, Black Abolitionists in Ireland, which traces 10 pre-American Civil War abolitionists, will be launched this month.

Join the talk via Zoom (password: Celtic)

For further information, please contact Fionnuala Regan at fregan@sjfc.edu.