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Barack Obama officially invited to Cork

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“US President Barack Obama has been officially invited to Cork to launch a lecture series at UCC in honour of one of his heroes – anti-slavery champion Frederick Douglass …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 22 March]

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

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“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]