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Black and Green

Black and Green

The Fight For Civil Rights in Northern Ireland & Black America

by Brian Dooley

Examines the historic links between the civil rights movements in Northern Ireland and the US.
‘An excellent book.’ Irish Voice (New York)

Ties between political activists in Black America and Ireland span several centuries, from the days of the slave trade to the close links between Frederick Douglass and Daniel O’Connell, and between Marcus Garvey and Eamon de Valera. This timely book traces those historic links and examines how the struggle for black civil rights in America in the 1960s helped shape the campaign against discrimination in Northern Ireland. The author includes interviews with key figures such as Angela Davis, Bernadette McAliskey and Eamonn McCann.

Brian Dooley is a senior advisor on human rights issues, author of a critical study of Robert Kennedy, published by Keele University Press in 1995, and 'Choosing the Green', a history of the Irish diaspora and The Troubles, published by Beyond the Pale in 2004. He has worked for the BBC in Africa and for Amnesty International in London, and writes for the international press on US and Irish affairs.

1. Historical Links
2. Second class citizens
3. On the march
4. Irish America
5. Backlash
6. Heirs apparent
Biographies of key
Further Reading
Published by Pluto Press in Jan 1998
Paperback ISBN: 9780745312958

135mm x 215mm