Nettie Washington Douglass, great-great granddaughter of Frederick Douglass, visiting the Mansion House in Dublin.

Anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass was “for the first time in his life able to feel like a human being, not judged by his colour”, when he vis(...)

Dennis Brownlee: head of African American Irish Diaspora Network learned about his Irish heritage growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, in the 1960s.

As preparations begin for St Patrick’s Day in the United States, an event in New York this week explored an often overlooked aspect of Irish-American (...)

American  abolitionist Frederick Douglass, circa 1880. Photograph: MPI/Getty Images

On May 23rd, 2011, US president Barack Obama spoke about slavery and oppression to a crowd of up to 60,000 people in College Green in Dublin. “When we(...)

Rowan Gillespie’s “The Victim”, from the Quinnipiac Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

It is to a Jewish bagel tycoon, born in 1930s Connecticut, that we owe the world’s largest collection of art relating to the Irish Famine. His name wa(...)

Runner and writer Michael Collins at Saint Croix, Quebec

Within the Famine memorial fundraising community, there’s a phenomenon quietly referred to as “famine fatigue”, which tacitly acknowledges that, in th(...)

The second day’s run begins under dark skies for Michael Collins. Photograph: Anne Petersen

The Irish Diaspora Run sees Michael Collins running almost 900km between June 10th and July 10th, from Grosse Île to Toronto, tracing the steps taken(...)

Catherine Marshall and Niamh O’Sullivan: two of the authors of the Famine Folios for the Irish Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The world’s “greatest collection of Irish Famine art and famine data” has been assembled for future generations to study one of the world’s great mode(...)

Prof Christine Kinealy, founding director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, and Anne Anderson, Ireland’s Ambassador to the US, visit the exhibition at Quinnipiac University.

The potato blight had been in Ireland for several months when Hester Catherine Browne, wife of the second marquess of Sligo, wrote to the steward of h(...)