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Shepard and Elizabeth Thomas, descendants of slaves sold to benefit Georgetown, plan to attend the university in the fall.

Two Descendants of Georgetown Slaves to Attend University

Two descendants of slaves whose sale in 1838 benefited Georgetown now plan to attend the university in the fall as the first students to be enrolled under the university’s commitment to provide legacy admission status to descendants. The admission of siblings Shepard and Elizabeth Thomas, first reported by The New[Read More…]

by June 7, 2017 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Face Our History

Face Our History

The university’s decision to retain the name of Mulledy Hall, one of two buildings that constitute the new Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy, is both tone-deaf and offensive. Although University President John J. DeGioia’s statement to the university community on Aug. 24 contends that the university executes this choice with[Read More…]

by September 1, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Georgetown, Jesuits, Slaveholding

Georgetown, Jesuits, Slaveholding

The Hoya has run a series of pieces about the relationship of the university in its early years to slavery. The two columns by Matthew Quallen and another by Suzanne Monyak are thoughtful examples of a kind of historical reflection that has lately been undertaken at other universities with slaveholding[Read More…]

by February 9, 2015 0 comments Chatter, 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