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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

Frederick Douglass is the subject of a talk by historian Prof Christine Kinealy at St Mary's College on August 6 as part of Féile an Phobail
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. In contrast to the ch[...]

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