Post Tagged with: "272"

AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA

Q&A: DeGioia Discusses ‘Dreamers’ Advocacy, Free Speech and Gun Violence

Amid Georgetown’s most active year of advocacy in recent memory, The Hoya sat down with University President John J. DeGioia to discuss Georgetown’s role in national issues, free speech and the conversation on gun control. I wanted to start with the 272. It’s been about a year and a half[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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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…]

VIEWPOINT: Lifting Up Silenced Voices

VIEWPOINT: Lifting Up Silenced Voices

  It was the summer of 2014. I was sitting in the living room of my mother’s childhood home in the West Bank of Palestine, playing cards and drinking tea with my cousins. The news was playing in the background, but we were not paying much attention. Our TV was[Read More…]

by April 26, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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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.

University to Rename Freedom Hall

The university plans to rename Freedom Hall as Isaac Hawkins Hall in late April, in honor of the first enslaved person recorded in the 1838 sale of the 272 slaves that benefitted Georgetown. University President John J. DeGioia announced the university’s intention to rename Freedom and Remembrance Halls as Isaac[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Students Aim to Restore Tombstones of 272 Slaves

Students have launched the Tombstone Restoration Initiative to raise $1,200 in the next two months to restore the identifiable tombstones of members of the 272 slaves whom Georgetown sold in 1838. Ayodele Aruleba (COL ’17) and Milan Chang (COL ’17) launched the project in conjunction with the Georgetown Memory Project,[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

The Lab Integrates with SFS

The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics — a theater performance group that seeks to humanize global politics using the performing arts — is integrating with the School of Foreign Service, four years after its foundation as an independent lab in 2012. In its four years on campus, the Lab[Read More…]

by September 27, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Descendants of 272 React to Reparations

A group of descendants of the 272 slaves whose sale in 1838 benefitted Georgetown University is seeking to establish a $1 billion foundation in partnership with the university and the Jesuits of Maryland to fund scholarships for descendants a week after University President John J. DeGioia announced they would receive an[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Hours after the release of the report by the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation, President DeGioia gave an address to discuss how the administration would take steps to acknowledge the university’s slaveholding past and its debt to the descendants.

Georgetown Seeks to Make Amends for 272

Georgetown will undertake a series of efforts in order to reconcile with its slaveholding past, including providing descendants of the 272 slaves whose sale in 1838 benefitted the university an advantage in admissions applications. The measures, announced by University President John J. DeGioia at an event in Gaston Hall yesterday afternoon,[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY MAXINE CRUMP

Crump: “It’s Been There All Our Lives”

When Maxine Crump, 69, heard the name “Cornelius,” she knew that the man on the phone was on to something. After all, it was her great-grandfather’s name, his son’s name, his daughter’s son’s name and his son’s son’s name. “That name is so familiar,” Crump said. On the road from[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 1 comment Year in Review 2015-2016
Courtesy Patricia Bayonne-Johnson

Bayonne-Johnson: “My Goal Was Just to Tell My Story”

Patricia Bayonne-Johnson’s search began innocuously. When the teacher of her scrapbooking class brought in an example project documenting a family history, she loved the idea. “That got me started,” Bayonne-Johnson said. She began with the Bayonnes, her father’s line, but in 2004, as she prepared for a family reunion on[Read More…]