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COURTESY/PRESIDENT JOHN J. DEGIOIA

University Recognizes Interim Name Changes

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia and the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation held a ceremony and reception to recognize the interim naming of Freedom Hall and Remembrance Hall on Friday afternoon. The ceremony occurred in the newly constructed courtyard outside Freedom Hall and included speeches from working[Read More…]

by December 13, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Working Group on Slavery Pens Prospectus

The Georgetown Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation released a pamphlet addressing the history of the university’s relationship with slavery and its plans to foster dialogue with the student body Tuesday. The pamphlet provides greater details surrounding Jesuit slaveholding at Georgetown as well as specifics concerning the sale of[Read More…]

by November 25, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
QUALLEN: Slavery Inextricably Tied To Georgetown’s Growth

QUALLEN: Slavery Inextricably Tied To Georgetown’s Growth

The facts of the sale are well known: In 1838, Thomas F. Mulledy and William McSherry, then the president of Georgetown, sold 272 Jesuit-owned slaves south. The sale was vicious and controversial. Mulledy, fearful that some slaves would escape if word of the sale got out, arrived unannounced on the[Read More…]

by October 23, 2015 4 comments Commentary, 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
QUALLEN: Georgetown, Financed by Slave Trading

QUALLEN: Georgetown, Financed by Slave Trading

Thomas Mulledy and the Jesuits had a problem. Actually, they had hundreds of them: Across 12,000 acres, 272 slaves toiled to feed the sprawling plantation system upon which the Maryland Jesuits built their provincial enterprise. But this system was under threat. By the 1830s, the rumblings of abolitionism imperiled both[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 13 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top