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Irelands Easter Rising explored by GSU researchers
Rebellion in 1916 made for intense headlines in Savannah
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Public history graduate student Brittany Sealey, right, with GSU Center for Irish Research and Teaching Director Dr. Howard Keeley, speaks to the Bulloch County Historical Society. - photo by AL HACKLE/Staff
One hundred years ago this April and May, the Easter Rising, a short-lived and cruelly suppressed rebellion in Ireland against rule by Great Britain, generated headlines and mixed feelings in Savannah, with its significant Irish population. This year’s centennial provided a spotlight for work involving the Center for Irish Research and Teaching at Georgia Southern University. Dr. Howard Keeley, who is the center’s director, and Brittany Sealey, a graduate student in the university’s public history program, wrote an article on the Easter Rising for the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee’s annual magazine.
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