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Irish American professor hopes Frederick Douglass statue will spur equality march (Irish

The Irish American historian who has documented Frederick Douglass' links to Belfast says the unveiling today of a statute in honour of the escaped slave and abolitionist was a tribute to Belfast's tradition of promoting social justice.

Speaking at the unveiling of the statue outside Rosemary Street Presbyterian Church — where Frederick spoke in 1845 — Prof Christine Kinealy said she was delighted that Belfast "is the first place in Europe to erect a statue to this international icon of social justice". READ MORE ...

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