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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
JERRY JOHNSON
University President John J. DeGioia met with Patricia Bayonne Johnson, a descendant of one of the 272 slaves sold by Georgetown to a Louisiana plantation in 1838, in Spokane, Wash., on Monday, June 13.

In a First, DeGioia Meets With Descendant of Slaves Sold by Georgetown in 1838

In a historic step forward to reconcile with Georgetown’s slaveholding history, University President John J. DeGioia met with Patricia Bayonne-Johnson, a descendant of one of the 272 slaves sold in 1838 by former University President Fr. Thomas Mulledy, S.J., on Monday, June 13. This marked the first reported meeting between[Read More…]

by June 30, 2016 0 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…]