Frederick Douglass campaigned to end American slavery in Belfast

In 1845, FREDERICK DOUGLASS, a ‘fugitive slave’ came to Ireland Belfast to promote his memoir and campaign for the abolition of slavery in the USA.

After his first 4 very successful talks in Dublin in September 1845 he noted ‘one of the most pleasing features of my visit … has been a total absence of … prejudice against me on account of my colour. The change of circumstances in this is particularly striking. I find myself not treated as a colour, but as a man – not as thing, but as a child of the common Father of us all.”

To learn more about Douglass in Belfast, book an ANTI SLAVERY TOUR! They are held on each Sat from 10.30 at the Big Fish from 11.2.23 to 25.3.23. Info: 

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