Event details

5th October 2022, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Online

  • Global communities

Cost

£Free

A virtual tour highlighting sites around the UK/Ireland where freedom fighter Frederick Douglass had a strong impact with his fiery rhetoric.

This tour completely focuses on Frederick Douglass in the UK and Ireland. Frederick Douglass was the most famous African American of the nineteenth century. He visited Britain three times, and his first trip (1845-1847) caused a sensation across the country. British abolitionists paid for his legal freedom, organized donations for him to buy a printing press on his return home and allowed him space away from his often-restrictive abolitionist colleagues. In this tour, we will spotlight several locations in Britain and Ireland where Douglass had a strong impact, including London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Newcastle.