Ex-slave and human rights champion Frederick Douglass's links to Belfast
A former slave who was to become an influential writer and hold several public offices, Frederick Douglass was one of the most prominent abolitionists of 19th century America. A talk at the upcoming West Belfast Festival, Feile an Phobail, will highlight his association with Ireland, writes Noel McAdam
IT WAS during his time in Ireland, including repeated trips to Belfast, that a runaway American slave captured the vision which would transform him into an international icon.
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