D.C. Celebrates Emancipation Day with Parade (photos)

April 17, 2022

April 16, 1862 marked the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. On that date, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act effectively granting freedom to 3,100 enslaved […]

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 […]