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University Apologizes for Sale of 272

University Apologizes for Sale of 272

April 21, 2017 at 12:24 am 2 comments

  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 “LiturgyRead More

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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

March 24, 2017 at 12:10 am 0 comments

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 IsaacRead More