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Hidden Histories: Frederick Douglass & Ireland

The idea of slavery is of course inextricably linked to the idea of race, especially in the U.S. But when it comes to Ireland, the story of Irish involvement in the anti-slavery movement is embodied by the relationship between Daniel O’Connell and a...

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13.05 7 Jun 2020


Hidden Histories: Frederick Douglass & Ireland



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13.05 7 Jun 2020


The idea of slavery is of course inextricably linked to the idea of race, especially in the U.S.

But when it comes to Ireland, the story of Irish involvement in the anti-slavery movement is embodied by the relationship between Daniel O’Connell and a man whose name you’ve probably heard: Frederick Douglass.

In fact, such was their relationship that it was even recalled by Barack Obama during his speech at College Green in Dublin in 2011.

Yet the story of Ireland’s opposition to slavery neither began nor ended with O’Connell, and many of the key names are totally forgotten.

Donal Fallon joins Gavan for another episode of Hidden Histories to discuss.

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