Join us at the Museum of Free Derry this Friday 4 January for our first milestone event of 2019 marking 50 years of the iconic Free Derry Corner.
At 7pm on Friday we will launch an exhibition alongside a panel discussion on events at Burntollet, when the four-day People’s Democracy march from Belfast was attacked by loyalists and off-duty members of the B Specials. As rioting erupted across Derry that evening, You Are Now Entering Free Derry was first daubed on a gable end in Rossville Street.
Fifty years to the day since the Burntollet attacks, our panel of guests will be Professor Paul Arthur, Chair of the 50th Anniversary Civil Rights Commemoration Committee, former Principal of St Cecilia's College, Grainne McCafferty, and Vincent McCormack, author of the 1969 book, Burntollet. The event will be chaired by Paul O'Connor, director of the Pat Finucane Centre, who met the march at Burntollet as a young man.
Don’t miss this unique event and the launch of our ‘50 Years of Free Derry Corner’ exhibition at the Museum of Free Derry this Friday 4 January 2019 at 7pm.
All welcome. Admission free.