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Frederick Douglass and His Songs of Resistance Lecture

presented by Associated Bank

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm Central | Free
How to Watch: CelticMKE YouTube Channel

Speaker: Dr. Christine Kinealy, Professor of History and Founding Director of Ireland's Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, CT
Topic: Frederick Douglass and His Songs of Resistance


In addition to CelticMKE's January 16 Virtual Symposium: Connections in Irish and African American Experiences, CelticMKE and the UWM Center for Celtic Studies proudly present their annual Chuck Ward Memorial Lecture.

Dr. Christine Kinealy explores a little known fact about Frederick Douglass - his love of music, with opening remarks from the Irish Consulate General of Chicago, Kevin Byrne

Since completing her PhD at Trinity College in Dublin, Christine Kinealy has worked in educational and research institutes in Ireland, England and, more recently, in the U.S.  In September 2013, Professor Kinealy was appointed the founding Director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Professor Kinealy has published extensively on modern Ireland, her books include This Great Calamity. The Great Famine in Ireland (1995 and 2007), Frederick Douglass and Ireland. In his own words (2018) and Black Abolitionists in Ireland (2020). In 2017, she received an Emmy for her contribution to the documentary, “The Great Hunger and the Irish Diaspora.”

The Chuck Ward Memorial Lecture is a collaboration between CelticMKE, home of Milwaukee Irish Fest, and the Center for Celtic Studies at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, in honor of Chuck Ward's contributions to the Irish community in Milwaukee. This lecture is sponsored by Associated Bank.


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