~ FREE Lecture ~
Book Signing, and Reception
with Northern Ireland Author Billy Kennedy
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Three Men of
Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, and David Crockett
Listen to this informative
historical lecture on the Ulster-Scots/Scots-Irish
roots and contributions of three of America’s
most iconic historical personalities –
Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, and David Crockett.
• Meet renowned
Scots-Irish author Billy Kennedy and representatives
of the Ulster-Scots Agency from Belfast, Northern
Ireland, George Patton and Maynard Hanna.
• Enjoy a reception
afterwards with fun and fellowship.
• Learn more about
the Ulster-Scots Society of America –
the country’s newest and most dynamic
Ulster-Scots/Scots-Irish heritage organization.
• Share your family
stories, history, and heritage.
• Lecture 6:45
– 7:45 p.m. Optional Reception and Buffet
*Lecture and book signing are free.
Limited seating and availability. RSVPs appreciated
by calling Glen Pratt (806) 676-3339
or e-mailing UlsterScotGP@yahoo.com.
From Andrew Jackson’s
birth in 1767 during the American Colonial Era
through David Crockett’s death at the
Alamo in 1836 and on to Sam Houston’s
passing in Texas in 1863 as the War Between
the States raged, these three figures tower
above the American historical stage in the dramatic
shaping of America. Andrew Jackson, David Crockett,
and Sam Houston not only exemplified the Ulster-Scots
character, culture, and spirit of their age,
but fashioned what America would become in the
first Ulster-Scots American century and beyond.
The Ulster-Scots epic in America, as witnessed
through their lives, would in time become the
American epic, not just in their age, but throughout
American history down to today.
Northern Ireland journalist
Billy Kennedy is the author of The Scots-Irish
Chronicles – a series of ten books
documenting the Scots-Irish/Ulster-Scots influence
in America. All ten titles will be available
for purchase and signing. Mr. Kennedy appeared
in the recent History Channel documentary “Hillbilly:
The Real Story” telling the Ulster-Scots/
Appalachian/American frontier culture and settlement