by Donald M. Beaudette and Laura Weinstein
As we remember John Hume and John Lewis, we should find inspiration to continue their struggle.
SOURCE: Irish Times
‘His extraordinary impact reflects the exceptional political leader and person he was.’
SOURCE: Irish Central
Hidden away in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the New York Tenement Museum tells the tale of thousands of Irish families that sailed from Ireland to the United States in search of a better life.
SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
During the early 1960s — an intense period of racial strife in the South — the Millers were arrested and jailed after protesting segregation at the lunch counter of a railroad station in Houston.
by Erik Moshe
“History can help us understand the structural forces that foster suspicion, prejudice, resentment, and violence, and once we understand those forces we can begin to make better choices not just about how we live our own lives, but how we order our societies.”
33 million Americans claim Irish heritage and yet we have not learned from 19th century nativism.
SOURCE: The Northern Echo (UK)
Teesside University senior lecturer Dr Roisin Higgins's "Transforming 1916" won the ACIS James Donnelly Senior prize in 2012.
SOURCE: Irish Independent
THE abolition of the Seanad is a "grubby power grab" by a Government that already keeps major economic decision-making within a powerful inner circle, historian Diarmaid Ferriter has claimed.In strident criticisms of the Coalition, Prof Ferriter also said the Economic Management Council (EMC) – the powerful four-member committee that decides all major economic decisions – showed "centralisation and unaccountable elites still dominate" even more than ever.His comments come after Emily O'Reilly, who will soon leave her Ombudsman post to become EU Ombudsman, criticised the Dail for not taking itself seriously, saying it spends its time "ducking and diving"....
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