Elsa Mendoza, Assistant Curator, Georgetown Slavery Archive, Georgetown University will speak about women and slavery at Georgetown, and will examine women’s unique roles in the history of slavery in Georgetown […]
As the nation has expanded and transformed, Georgetown has adapted to hardships and flourished. And in many fascinating ways, the city’s earlier experiences have paralleled our own.
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, […]
In 1838, the Jesuits of Maryland sold 272 enslaved persons to plantations in Louisiana — in part to pay off debts for the struggling Georgetown College in Washington, D.C. It […]
On Aug. 25, Rock Creek Park Superintendent Julia Washburn welcomed the crowd of more than 100 under the brightest of Sunday summer afternoons for the solemn occasion.
The proposed fee of $27.20 per student per semester would create a fund to help descendants of the 272 slaves sold by the university in 1838.
In the last year or so, Georgetown University has earnestly taken on the task of righting an awful wrong — if such a thing can be done. The university is […]
Vandals desecrated the Francis Scott Key Monument in Baltimore and displayed their own misreading of history.