The History of Black People in Ireland | Downtown Albany

The History of Black People in Ireland

The History of Black People in Ireland


The Irish American Heritage Museum will host, via Zoom, program The History of Black People in Ireland on February 18 at 7.00 PM. 

Email the museum to receive the Zoom link, or call 518.427.1916 for more information.

Black people have lived in Ireland since the 18th century, and of course many of the famous Black orators and artists of the 19th century visited Ireland. To mark Black History Month, the museum will host an exhibit about Frederick Douglass in Ireland and two online lectures. This lecture is a general overview of the experience of Black people in Ireland - from slaves and servants in the British Empire to today's diverse communities.

February 18 | 7:00 PM