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University Apologizes for Sale of 272

University Apologizes for Sale of 272

  In one of the most active attempts by a U.S. university to address a tie to slavery, Georgetown community members convened with descendants of the 272 slaves sold in 1838 to formally apologize for the university’s role in slavery. University officials formally apologized to the descendants in the “Liturgy[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Inclusion of Descendants Integral to Reconciliation

In the words of the report commissioned last summer by Georgetown’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation, “Ultimately, reconciliation requires relationship.” Since Georgetown publicly acknowledged its profit from an 1838 sale of 272 slaves to a Louisiana plantation, the university has promised to engage the descendants of the slaves[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Reconcile Through Restoration

Since the reopening of then-Mulledy Hall in 2015 called into question a past steeped with the horrors of the slave trade, Georgetown has struggled to reconcile its Jesuit values with the sale of 272 enslaved men, women and children to a plantation in Louisiana in 1838. The legacy of the[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - 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
Panelists Advocate for Continued Discussion on 272

Panelists Advocate for Continued Discussion on 272

Georgetown must continue to focus attention on its history with slavery as it begins to reconcile with its past, according to a panel discussion on Georgetown’s slaveholding past in Lohrfink Auditorium on Wednesday. John Carr, the director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, emphasized how Georgetown’s[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top