Filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick: "Tracing the January 1969 Belfast-Derry Civil Rights March and its US Antecedent"


Location: Room 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls


Visiting Fellow and filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick will speak on the 1969 Belfast-Derry Civil Rights March and its origins in the US civil rights movement—an area he is researching while at Notre Dame and the subject of his newest film, Burntollet, now in development.

Dr. Fitzpatrick wrote, directed and produced the documentary In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America, 2017 (screened at Notre Dame in 2018), which follows the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume as he worked tirelessly over decades to rally the support of one American president after another to back the peace process in Ireland. Hume was a key agent in the transformation of Northern Ireland—one which valued inclusive peace. Dr. Fitzpatrick's accompanying book, John Hume in America: From Derry to DC, was published by the University of Notre Dame Press in 2019.

Moderator: Chanté Mouton Kinyon, Assistant Professor of English

Co-sponsor: Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies


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