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Beyond the 272 Sold in 1838, Plotting the National Diaspora of Jesuit-Owned Slaves

Beyond the 272 Sold in 1838, Plotting the National Diaspora of Jesuit-Owned Slaves

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Teach-In Looks to Address Legacy of Slavery

Teach-In Looks to Address Legacy of Slavery

The Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation held a teach-in event focusing on Georgetown’s relationship with slavery and announcing the implementation of Freedom and Remembrance Grants and an Emancipation Symposium to address that history for an audience of around 150 people in Gaston Hall on Tuesday. The event comes[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Three Students Win Renowned Scholarships

Three Georgetown students won prestigious postgraduate scholarships in November, with Peter Prindiville (SFS ’14), Matthew Quallen (SFS ’16) and Hannah Schneider (COL ’15) winning the Mitchell, Marshall and Rhodes scholarships, respectively. Prindiville is Georgetown’s 10th Mitchell Scholar, and Quallen is Georgetown’s 11th Marshall Scholar, the first recipients to win both[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Life of Pebbles

In the coming months, the university will open a campus-wide dialogue on its relationship with racism and slavery, which reached its nadir in 1838 when Fr. Thomas Mulledy, S.J., and the Maryland Jesuits sold 272 slaves to a Louisiana planter. Some might assume that Georgetown’s racial transformation took place in[Read More…]

QUALLEN: Worker’s Rally Lives On

QUALLEN: Worker’s Rally Lives On

On March 15, 2005, 25 Georgetown students began a hunger strike. They refused to eat until the university committed to a just employment policy, at the core of which lay the guarantee of a living wage. Their action drew quick attention. Even as administrators evaded the students — members of[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
QUALLEN: Jesuit Ideals Facing the Slave Trade

QUALLEN: Jesuit Ideals Facing the Slave Trade

In 1838, Thomas Mulledy and the Maryland Jesuits sold 272 slaves, in part to pay building debts at the schools they had established, including Georgetown. But what would happen next? The sale came following a growing discontent referenced in “Georgetown, Financed by Slave Trading” The Hoya, A3, Sept. 26, 2014].[Read More…]

by January 16, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top