Profs & Pints DC: The Fight Against Slavery in Washington

July 13, 2022

Profs and Pints DC presents: “The Fight Against Slavery in Washington,” with Adam Rothman, professor of History and American Studies at Georgetown University and principal curator of the Georgetown Slavery […]

‘Rich Soil’: A Must-See at Hillwood Gardens

December 30, 2021

Looking for a splendid and thought-provoking outdoor sculpture walk in the nation’s capital during these cabin fever times? Through Jan. 9, the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens’ “Rich Soil” exhibit […]

In Defense of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

September 14, 2020

A slave owner, Francis Scott Key was conflicted about slavery. As D.C. attorney general, he prosecuted slaves, but also represented them in lawsuits to obtain their freedom.

Remember Us

February 26, 2020

GU272 MEMORY PROJECTS — GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY CONFRONTS ITS LEGACY OF SLAVERY “The affair gave many here a reason for speaking badly about us. No one does this but bad people, […]

Our Black History … in Georgetown

February 20, 2019

To the surprise of some, Georgetown can tell the story of early and contemporary America from a black perspective.