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Black History Month Tour

Join Liam Corry, Curator of Emigration for a series of talks and tours exploring some of the untold stories to help us develop and deepen the narrative of emigration in the museum.

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Francis Rogan Tennessee plantation house
Sunday 13th October
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The Ulster American Folk Park opened in 1976, and tells the story of emigration from Ulster to America in the 18th and 19th centuries, using objects and buildings to reflect experiences in both places. We have been working to incorporate marginalised histories into the narrative at the Folk Park. This includes bringing to the fore the stories of Indigenous Peoples, many of whom suffered greatly as a result of colonisation, as well as enslaved Africans who were exploited by some of the Ulster emigrants whose stories we profile.

To mark Black History Month, join Liam Corry, Curator of Emigration, on Sunday 13th October for this curator-led tour exploring marginalised African American histories at the Ulster American Folk Park. The tour explores marginalised histories of enslaved people of African descent and explains how Ulster was entangled in a web of trade, with slavery at its centre. 

The tour finishes at the Rogan House, home of the Rogan family who settled in Tennessee and developed a plantation. According to census records, 71 people were enslaved by the Rogan family. Hear their story and see outlines of the types of cabins in which they would have lived.

What to know

  • All events are charged at general admission cost, and include entry to the Folk Park for the whole day.
  • This event is suitable for 12 years +. 
  • All under 16-year-olds should be supervised by an adult.