In August 1845, a 27-year-old American man, designated by his government to be a ‘fugitive slave’, arrived in Dublin. He had intended to stay in the city for four days, but the warmth of the welcome he received meant that he stayed in Ireland for four months. He described his time in the country as ‘transformative’ and the ‘happiest time of his life’.
Join us as we (virtually) follow Frederick’s footsteps in Dublin and listen to the words of some of his most powerful lectures. What did he say when he met his hero, Daniel O’Connell?—a highlight of his visit and one to which he would refer for the rest of his life.
Be part of this journey of self-discovery and self-emancipation as Frederick encounters Irish abolitionists and, for the first time in his life, feels truly free. Ireland changed Frederick; Frederick changed the world.
Professor Christine Kinealy is author of Black Abolitionists in Ireland (Routledge, 2020).
This event will be hosted on Zoom, registration is via eventbrite.
Time: 7pm - 8.15pm
Genres: Heritage / History / Talk