Conference Proceedings


The Frederick Douglass and Ireland Conference embraced the academic and wider Rochester communities.  College President, Dr Donald Bain welcomed the conference delegates and later hosted a luncheon. Academic papers discussed the historical and literary contexts of Douglass’ Irish connections and sat comfortably beside recitations of a Douglass speech and two dramatic presentations of Douglass’ words. These were provided by the wonderful students from School #12’s Frederick Douglass Club, under the capable hands of their advisor, Michelle Garcia-Daniels and David Anderson, Community Scholar in Residence at Nazareth College, Rochester.

The SJFC College news posted an account of the proceedings.


About Ann Coughlan

I am a PhD candidate with the School of English, UCC, Ireland. My subject is Frederick Douglass and I am concentrating on his first transatlantic encounter. This blog is a means of remembering and gathering the many wonderful people I have met and opportunities I have taken during the course of my studies. I am married to John for twenty-two years. He underpins this work in the love and support he has showered on me during my PhD journey and he makes a guest appearance in some of the entries. We have two children, Michael, who is studying Physics at UCC and Helena who is studying Agricultural Science at UCD. And Frederick Douglass has been the other man in our lives.

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