Frederick Douglass in Ireland -- Reading & Discussion150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA 94612
Frederick Douglass in Ireland will be a reading, performance and discussion on Frederick Douglass's time in Ireland, featuring historian and author, Christine Kinealy and poet and Douglass impersonator, Nathan Richardson. Focusing on the time he spent in Ireland from 1845 to 1846, Christine Kinealy's recent work explores Frederick Douglass's life-long relationship with the country. The abolitionist leader and activist for international human rights, Douglass never forgot his time in Ireland and playfully referred to himself as the "black Daniel O'Connell," the Irish political leader who was fighting for the Irish emancipation from Britain during this time. Douglass was noted to say of this visit that "For the first time in his life he felt truly free," "Abolition was very strong there because Ireland had been a colony, and Catholics had suffered not having basic civil rights, so there was an empathy he felt between the oppressed poor Irish people and poor oppressed slave," Kinealy said. Douglass made sure to make the distinction that the Irish were oppressed and poor, but they were not slaves. Christine Kinealy Christine Kinealy is an historian and authority on Irish history. Kinealy was named one of the most influential Irish Americans in 2011 by "Irish America" Magazine and in 2014 she was inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame. Nathan Richardson is an accomplished performance poet and published author.
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The last date listed for Frederick Douglass in Ireland was Monday, Oct 15, 2018 / 6:00pm.