Rob Goodbody talk on Frederick Douglass & Richard Allen
Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery in Maryland and became a significant figure in the cause against slavery. In 1845 he visited Ireland on a lecture tour and spent four months in Dublin, Waterford, Cork, and Belfast. He worked closely with Daniel O’Connell when in Ireland, though a great deal of the organisation of his visit was undertaken by Irish Quakers. These included Richard Allen, who was born in Harold’s Cross and was one of the high-profile activists against slavery from the 1820s onward.
Rob Goodbody is a historic building consultant and a local historian. Among his publications are A Suitable Channel – Quaker Relief in the Great Famine, and the Royal Irish Academy’s Irish Historic Towns Atlas – Dublin 1756-1847.
Saturday 8 May 2021 at 8pm