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BOSCO: For Hoyas, the Value of Humility

BOSCO: For Hoyas, the Value of Humility

These are tough times. Still, over the course of my first year serving in the Office of Mission and Ministry, I have been struck by how important Georgetown University can be during this period of political strife in our country. As Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), one of the last living[Read More…]

by November 30, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
OSIBAJO & BAH: Toward Authentic Reparations

OSIBAJO & BAH: Toward Authentic Reparations

In the last several months, Georgetown has created a new chapter of its history. It is one that will acknowledge the university’s history of slavery and the descendants of the slaves who were sold by the school. As admirable as this new campaign is, it is not without flaws. Over[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Celebrating Anne Marie Becraft

Today, Georgetown dedicated Anne Marie Becraft Hall in recognition of a trailblazing free black woman who devoted her life to the education of African-Americans during the 19th century. The building was originally named McSherry Hall after former Georgetown President Fr. William McSherry, S.J., who helped organize the sale of 272[Read More…]

by April 18, 2017 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Inclusion of Descendants Integral to Reconciliation

In the words of the report commissioned last summer by Georgetown’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation, “Ultimately, reconciliation requires relationship.” Since Georgetown publicly acknowledged its profit from an 1838 sale of 272 slaves to a Louisiana plantation, the university has promised to engage the descendants of the slaves[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
University President John J. DeGioia has met with a series of descendants since this summer in an effort to reconcile Georgetown’s history with slavery.

Descendants of 272 Recruit Legal Representation

The Legacy of GU 272 Alliance, a group of descendants of the 272 slaves sold to a Louisiana plantation in 1838 whose sale benefited Georgetown, has hired lawyers to facilitate talks with Georgetown as the university looks to reconcile its slaveholding past. The group, which is made up of about[Read More…]

A Lesson in Hope In Becraft’s Story

If you make your way up to Holy Rood Cemetery on Wisconsin Avenue and climb toward the ridge, you will see a tree stump off to your left, set back 20 yards from the path. Peering at several small gravestones closely, you can barely make out the wind- and rain-softened[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Noah Taylor

Setting Paths for Reconciliation

With President John J. DeGioia’s remarks in Gaston Hall on Sept. 2, Georgetown is beginning to undertake a new phase of efforts to confront its history with one of America’s original sins: slavery. Some of the recommendations made by the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation include providing an[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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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
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Hours after the release of the report by the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation, President DeGioia gave an address to discuss how the administration would take steps to acknowledge the university’s slaveholding past and its debt to the descendants.

Georgetown Seeks to Make Amends for 272

Georgetown will undertake a series of efforts in order to reconcile with its slaveholding past, including providing descendants of the 272 slaves whose sale in 1838 benefitted the university an advantage in admissions applications. The measures, announced by University President John J. DeGioia at an event in Gaston Hall yesterday afternoon,[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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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