“Long and short terms causes of the civil rights movement 1921 North and South to August 1969”. Four evenings of public lectures and discussions, in Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Dungannon and Larne.

It can take a lot to get you to leave the house on a cold winters night but a series of talks with Eamon Phoenix and guests should be very enticing to your average Slugger reader. All events are free and you even get a wee cup of tea or coffee, so book your tickets now.

They are part of a four-part series with inputs from historians and discussion with members of the audience.

1921-1968 North and South the two Irelands
Speakers: Dr Eamon Phoenix, Professor Henry Patterson and Dr Russell Rees
Tuesday February 12th 7.00 pm commencing at 7.30pm
Clifton House, North Queen St, Belfast BT15 1EQ
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Change without change: from Welfare State to O’Neill
Speakers: Professor Emmet O’Connor, Dr Eamon Phoenix, and one to be confirmed
Tuesday February 19th 7.00 pm commencing at 7.30pm
Whittaker Suite Guildhall Derry/Londonderry BT48 7BB
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O’Neillism and the rise of the civil rights movement
Dr Margaret O’Callaghan, Dr Myrtle Hill, and one to be confirmed
Tuesday February 26th 7.00 pm commencing at 7.30pm
Drumalis Retreat and Conference Centre, Glenarm Rd, Larne BT40 1DT
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From Craigavon Bridge to August 1969
Dr Eamon Phoenix, Dr Lawrence Fitzpatrick and one to be confirmed
Tuesday March 5th 7.00 pm commencing at 7.30pm
Hill of the O’Neill 26 Market Square, Tyrone, Dungannon BT70 1AB
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Each session will also cover the Northern Ireland civil rights movement and will be recorded for later viewing online. Refreshments tea/coffee provided

The series is designed to take a longer-term view of the causes and origins of the civil rights campaigns in Northern Ireland based on the historical record.

Organised by 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Movement Commemoration Committee http://www.nicivilrights.org

Slugger is the media partner for the events.