Austin Morgan gives talk at Civil Rights Anniversary

Author: Reporter
In: News Published: Saturday 13 October 2018


At the conference in Belfast marking the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 Civil Rights movement, Dr Austen Morgan, 33 Bedford Row Chambers, gave a talk entitled 'Sectarianism, Rebellion & Socialism'. 

The other speakers on the panel at The Ulster History Project included:

- Gregory Campbell MP, East Londonderry DUP, who spoke about poor housing and other disadvantages around 1968;

- Dr Graham Gudgin, Economist and Former Advisor to David Trimble, who gave a talk entitled 'Discrimination in Housing and Employment'

- Professor Liam Kennedy, who gave a talk entitled 'Civil Rights Movement and the Aftermath'.

The Civil Rights movement arose following the disturbances at Duke Street on 5th October 1968. 

The event was held at the Boat Club, Stranmillis, south Belfast. The Ulster History Project was founded to 'promote mutual understanding of the history of Ulster.'

The event was covered by the Belfast Newsletter.