Bernadette Devlin [McAliskey] speaks at Barnard College on November 20, 1976. This is Part 1 of 2. Tape of Part 2 is missing. Devlin was on tour in the U.S. to educate and state her point of view on "the Irish problem". She outlines the history (from 1920) of the struggle of Ireland to separate from British domination. Devlin notes that the Catholics in Northern Ireland never voted to be part of the North, that the 60's Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. inspired them to rebel, and that by 1969 the movement split over objectives: a civil rights movement vs. a "smash the state" movement. Not self-contained.
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