Post Tagged with: "Freedom Hall"

FILE PHOTO: EUGENE ANG/THE HOYA
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

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 Isaac[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - 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
FLEMING-KLINK: Balancing Respect and Speech

FLEMING-KLINK: Balancing Respect and Speech

Before we left for break, I was sitting in my common room of New South 3 with our two RAs and some fellow NS3ers. We weren’t really talking about anything of particular note, but a little way into the conversation the Office of the President sent out an email notifying[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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
FILE PHOTO: DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA
Freedom Hall, part of the Former Jesuit Residence, pictured, joins Remembrance Hall as the newest additions to Georgetown building nomenclature — albeit temporarily. The university dropped the names “Mulledy” and “McSherry,” respectively, Saturday, following demonstrations.

Heeding Demands, University Renames Buildings

University President John J. DeGioia and the board of directors approved the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation’s recommendation to rename Mulledy Hall and McSherry Hall on Saturday, one day after student activists began their sit-in outside the Office of the President. The group changed the names of both[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 5 comments Campus News, News, News - Top