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Glucksman zooms in on African American and Irish ties

April 30, 2020


Glucksman Ireland House on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.


By Irish Echo Staff

Glucksman Ireland House at New York University is holding a series of zoom conversations, starting today, and under the heading “Black, Brown and Green Voices.”

The conversations will focus on interactions between African Americans and Irish in the U.S. and beyond.

Today, April 30, at 1 p.m. Lenwood Sloan, artist and scholar of dance and popular culture, will be the special guest.

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On May, 14, at 1 p.m. Dedria Humphries Barker, author of “Mother of Orphans: The True and Curious Story of Irish Alice, A Colored Man’s Widow” (2Leaf Press, 2020) will be the main guestswhile on June, 4, also at 1 p.m., Christine Kinealy, author of “Black Abolitionists in Ireland” (Routledge, 2020) will lead the conversation.

The series is being presented with the assistance of NYU, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library, the Irish Consulate in New York, and the African American Irish Diaspora.

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