Lectures

Rochester's Rich History: Frederick Douglass in Ireland

When: Sat., Feb. 20, 1-2:30 p.m. 2016

In 1845 Frederick Douglass was invited by leaders of the worldwide abolitionist movement to come to Ireland.During his time there, Douglass came to feel for the first time that he was truly accepted as a human being. Douglass remains a powerful figure for reconciliation in modern-day Ireland and Northern Ireland, with plaques commemorating him in Cork and Waterford, murals honoring him in Belfast, and a statue of him in Dublin. Presented by Dr. Tim Madigan.

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