Launch of Eamonn McCann’s booklet on Bloody Sunday


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Books now on sale in Shipquay Books, Shipquay Street, Derry, for £5 per copy

Photograph of Journalist, Author and Activist Eamonn McCannThe Bloody Sunday March Committee is delighted to be publishing a new booklet by Eamonn McCann on the implications of Bloody Sunday for today.  It will be launched as part of this year’s programme of events.

Eamonn McCann was a prominent figure in the Civil Rights campaign and was on the anti-internment march on 30th January 1972 as Bloody Sunday unfolded before his eyes. He wrote the first pamphlet on the killings, entitled “What Happened In Derry”, which was published in February 1972. He attended the British Government’s notorious Widgery Tribunal in April 1972 and within a week of its findings, his pamphlet “The Widgery Whitewash” was in print.

He went on to write two books on the subject, including the seminal “Bloody Sunday In Derry What Really Happened” published by Brandon in 1992 as well as a number of other pamphlets and scores of newspaper articles on the massacre. He also wrote and produced three television programmes on the subject.

Please Note late confirmation: this event is in Central Library at 1:30 Thursday