Long and short terms causes of the civil rights movement
1921 North and South to August 1969
Four evenings of public lectures and discussions took place in Belfast, Derry/ Londonderry, Dungannon and Larne between February and March 2019. The series was designed to take a longer term view of the causes and origins of the civil rights campaigns in Northern Ireland based on the historical record.
Chaired by Dr Eamon Phoenix
A four-part series with inputs from historians and discussion with member of the audience.
Session 1: Belfast: 1921-1968 North and South the two Irelands
- Dr Eamon Phoenix The development of Northern Ireland, maintaining the integrity of NI, demographics, PR, gerrymandering and discrimination
- Professor Henry Patterson The development to the new Irish state
- Dr Russell Rees – Labour Government, Welfare State 19465 and Labour’s missed opportunity to reform NI.
Session 2 : Derry Londonderry: Change without change: from Welfare State to O’Neill
- Professor Emmet O’Connor The left, republicanism and civil rights
- Dr Eamon Phoenix Northern Ireland from foundation to 1969
- Dr Goretti Horgan Women in civil rights movement
Session 3: Larne: O’Neillism and the rise of the civil rights movement
- Dr Margaret O’Callaghan O’Neillism and the rise of Paisleyism
- Dr Myrtle Hill – Derry housing agitation and campaign for social Justice
- John Gray – Reflections on Northern Ireland and civil rights movement
Session 4: Dungannon: From Craigavon Bridge to August 1969
- Dr Eamon Phoenix Rise of the civil rights movement
- Professor Lawrence Kirkpatrick The role of churches and
- Brid Rodgers Reflections on Northern Ireland and civil rights movement
The Role of Republicans in NI Civil Rights. Dispelling the Myths.
16th April 2019 – Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts
- Michael Donnelly – President Workers Party of Ireland
- Dympna McGlade – Deputy Chairperson Commemoration Committee
- Malachi O’Doherty – Commentator,Author and Journalist
- Marian Donnelly – Secretary and Founder Member South Derry Civil Rights Association