Post Tagged with: "Georgetown Memory Project"

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

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

Remember the 272

Georgetown students woke up to a front-page article in Sunday’s New York Times delving into the history behind the 1838 Georgetown sale of 272 slaves. In many ways, the article was a necessary jolt for the school, as the efforts of the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation and[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top