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Georgia Southern University, Wexford Arts Centre partner on presentation by leading scholar on black abolitionists in Ireland

In the spirit of equity, diversity and inclusion, Georgia Southern University and the Wexford Arts Centre in County Wexford, Ireland, will present “Black Abolitionists In Ireland,” featuring Christine Kinealy, Ph.D., the leading expert in the field and professor of history at Quinnipiac University on March 23 at 3 p.m Eastern or 7 p.m. in Ireland.

In the mid-19th century, Frederick Douglass, Sarah Parker Redmond and other Black American abolitionists conducted speaking tours of Ireland. According to Douglass, his many months in Ireland defined him “not as a color but as a man.”

Kinealy is an Irish-British historian, the founding director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University and the author of multiple scholarly books, including three about Frederick Douglass’s time in Ireland. This webinar is based on her latest, much acclaimed book, “Black Abolitionists in Ireland.” For more information and to view the webinar, visit


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