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Video: Christine Kinealy on Frederick Douglass (June 2019

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4-part series … Frederick Douglass Walking Tour in Dublin, Ireland. (Professor Christine Kinealy, author of “Frederick Douglass and Ireland: In His Own Words”)

Frederick Douglass Walking Tour in Dublin for Culture Night 2018 with Professor Christine Kinealy, author of Frederick Douglass and Ireland: In His Own Words (Routledge: 2018), Director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University, and Don Mulla.


 

Frederick Douglass Walking Tour in Dublin for Culture Night 2018 with Professor Christine Kinealy, author of Frederick Douglass and Ireland: In His Own Words (Routledge: 2018), Director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University, with award winning singer song-writer Declan O’Rourke (Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine)


Frederick Douglass Walking Tour in Dublin for Culture Night 2018 with Professor Christine Kinealy, author of Frederick Douglass and Ireland: In His Own Words (Routledge: 2018), Director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University, with Kwaku Fortune as Frederick Douglass


 

Walking Tour in Dublin for 200th Anniversary of Frederick Douglass’s Birth. Christine Kinealy, Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University. Caroilin Callery as Hannah Webb. Kwaku Fortune as Frederick Douglass. St. Mark’s Church, Pearse Street, Dublin. Culture Night 2018.


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May 10 – May 25, 2018 -> The Frederick Douglass Project, A site-specific production by Solas Nua about Frederick Douglass’ transformational journey to Ireland

To commemorate Douglass’ bicentennial Solas Nua has commissioned a new work that celebrates his 1845 trip to Ireland. It was in Ireland that Douglass said, “I find myself treated not as a color, but as a man.”

It was also in Ireland where Douglass’ freedom papers were purchased by his Irish hosts, his books sold out at his speaking engagements, and he wrote, “I can truly say I have spent some of the happiest moments of my life since landing in this country, I seem to have undergone a transformation. I live a new life.”

This production will give DC audiences an untold story about one of Washington’s greatest historical figures.

  • The production is site-specific; staged on a pier at The Yard’s Marina (Navy Yard) and will feature live hip-hop music and dance remixed in an innovative blend of Irish music and dance.
  • The “project” is written by award winning writers Deirdre Kinahan(Wild Sky; Moment) and Psalmayene 24. In order to get a dual perspective on the subject, we commissioned an African-American and an Irish writer to create pieces that featured Douglass’ experience in Ireland. 
  • The production has received support from The DC Commission for Arts & Humanities, The Irish Embassy, Kenneth Morris and the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation. 

 

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