Tracing the 272

Human Remains Found During Construction of Arrupe Hall

Human Remains Found During Construction of Arrupe Hall

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Maringouin Residents, Georgetown Slave Descendants Grapple With Education Gap Fueled by Racial Disparities

Maringouin Residents, Georgetown Slave Descendants Grapple With Education Gap Fueled by Racial Disparities

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by July 17, 2018 0 comments Features, News, Tracing the 272
THOMAS: Legacy is Everything, But Legacy Status is Not Enough

THOMAS: Legacy is Everything, But Legacy Status is Not Enough

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More than 500 descendants of the 272 men, women and children sold by the Maryland Jesuits to save Georgetown reunited over the weekend, pictured here joining in prayer. KARLA LEYJA/THE HOYA

Descendants of Georgetown Slaves Reunite

Rosedale, La. — The GU272 Descendants Association hosted a reunion Saturday to bring together about 500 of the descendants of the 272 slaves sold to Louisiana by the Maryland Society of Jesus in 1838 to save Georgetown University from bankruptcy. June marks exactly 180 years after the signing of the Articles[Read More…]

by June 13, 2018 1 comment Features, News, Tracing the 272
Their Ancestors Were Sold to Save Georgetown. 180 Years Later, Descendants Expand Their Roots.

Their Ancestors Were Sold to Save Georgetown. 180 Years Later, Descendants Expand Their Roots.

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PHOTO SERIES: Portraits from Louisiana

PHOTO SERIES: Portraits from Louisiana

My Trip Back Home

My Trip Back Home

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Freedom Hall will be renamed Isaac Hawkins Hall after the first slave who was listed in a record of the sale of the 272 slaves that benefitted Georgetown.

Slave Descendants Demand More From Georgetown Restitution Efforts

A group of descendants of Isaac Hawkins, one of the 272 slaves whose sale in 1838 benefitted Georgetown University, voiced its frustration with the university’s efforts to redress the historical injustice and called on the university to provide financial restitution to descendants. Representatives of the GU272 Isaac Hawkins Legacy group,[Read More…]

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179 Years Later, Descendants of Slaves Seek Future at Georgetown

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ROMAGUERA PHOTOGRAPHY, METAIRIE, LA and ELIZABETH THOMAS
Shepard and Elizabeth Thomas, descendants of slaves sold to benefit Georgetown, plan to attend the university in the fall.

Two Descendants of Georgetown Slaves to Attend University

Two descendants of slaves whose sale in 1838 benefited Georgetown now plan to attend the university in the fall as the first students to be enrolled under the university’s commitment to provide legacy admission status to descendants. The admission of siblings Shepard and Elizabeth Thomas, first reported by The New[Read More…]