Obama urged to visit Cork and unveil monument to ex-slave

“President Barack Obama may take a detour to University College Cork to honour a former African-American slave when he visits Ireland in May. Mr Obama has received appeals from both sides of the Atlantic to inaugurate a monument to the former slave Frederick Douglass, who was an abolitionist, writer and statesman …” (more)

[Lara Marlowe, Irish Times, 19 March]

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One Response to “Obama urged to visit Cork and unveil monument to ex-slave”

  1. Donal O'Brolchain Says:

    Surely the Obama to inaugurate this monument is Michelle – who is descended from slaves, unlike her husband!

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