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Famine Heroes – Sarah Parker Remond – A Feminist Abolitionist in Ireland
May 2, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sarah Parker Remond – A Feminist Abolitionist in Ireland (17:54) tells the story of her visit to Ireland in 1859 to win support for anti-slavery, even as her own country was hurtling towards a bloody civil war. She followed her brother, fellow abolitionist Charles Lenox Remond, who lectured in Ireland on the eve of the Great Famine. A life-long friend of Frederick Douglass, Sarah made her own unique contribution to abolition on both sides of the Atlantic.
Please join us for a live post-show discussion on Zoom with Professor Christine Kinealy (Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University) and Dennis Brownlee (Founder and President of the African American Irish Diaspora Network) on Sunday, May 2nd, at 7pm Irish time, 2pm Eastern Standard Time in North America.
The National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park and the Irish Heritage Trust Great Famine Voices Roadshow 2021 “Famine Heroes” virtual events season of short films and post-show discussions provides uplifting stories about humanitarians in Ireland and pays tribute to caregivers, both in the mid-nineteenth century and today.