Free Landmark Lecture: Women and Slavery in Georgetown

September 21, 2021

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 […]

The Life of Georgetown From 1620 to 2020, Part 1

December 24, 2020

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. 

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, […]

GU272: Advocating for Descendants of the Enslaved

February 12, 2020

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 […]

Wreath Laying Marks 400 Years Since Slavery’s Start in America

August 26, 2019

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.

GU Students Vote for ‘Reconciliation Fee’

April 15, 2019

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. 

GU’s Atonement for Slave Sale Continues

January 24, 2018

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 […]

In Defense of the National Anthem and Francis Scott Key

September 14, 2017

Vandals desecrated the Francis Scott Key Monument in Baltimore and displayed their own misreading of history.