10 Aug 2022

Eamon Melaugh to host talk on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights movement at Museum of Free Derry this week

As part of their new 50 Years of Revolution, 50 Years On programme, the award-winning Museum of Free Derry will host a talk by local civil rights veteran Eamon Melaugh this Wednesday, October 3, at 7pm. A packed programme of events was unveiled at last week’s launch event - a fascinating talk on the early movement by Michael McLoughlin, who was labelled Protestor #1 in government letters banning the north’s first civil rights march from Coalisland to Dungannon. On Wednesday the Museum of Free Derry continues its October/November programme, marking half a century since some of the most important events of the civil rights campaign. Fifty years to the day he and others received letters banning the 5 October march, activist and photographer Eamon Melaugh, a founding member of both the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) and the Derry Unemployment Action Committee (DUAC), will reflect on the civil rights movement, 50 years on. The event will be hosted by Irish News journalist Seamus McKinney and admission is free. You can visit to find out about other upcoming events.

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