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# frederick-douglass - Monday 1 May, 2017

'In 1845, Douglass had dinner with the Lord Mayor. Today he'd be put in direct provision'

Ireland’s direct provision system is a stark contrast to Frederick Douglass’ reception here, writes Donal O’Kelly.

# frederick-douglass - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Irish welcome for civil rights leader who 'fought the scars and stains of racism all his life'

John Lewis, an iconic figure from the US civil rights movement, was in Dublin yesterday to talk about his struggle, the lessons he learned and how it can apply to Northern Ireland.

# frederick-douglass - Monday 7 October, 2013

Plaque honouring inspirational former slave unveiled in Waterford

Frederick Douglass was a former slave and abolitionist who gave a number of speeches about human rights in Ireland in the 1800s.