Tag: Slavery

Georgetown slave descendants seek reparations from university

Georgetown slave descendants seek reparations from university

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02/07/2018

A group of descendants of the 272 slaves sold by Georgetown University in 1838 to keep the university afloat have renewed their calls asking for monetary reparations from the school. Georgia Goslee, the representative for GU272 Isaac Hawkins Legacy Group, an  organization representing the descendants related to Isaac Hawkins, the slave whose name was the…

Preferred admissions status among Working Group’s recommendations

Preferred admissions status among Working Group’s recommendations

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09/02/2016

On Thursday morning, the Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation recommended that Georgetown formally apologize to the descendants of its former slaves and offer those descendants preference in admissions. In an afternoon event at Gaston Hall, President DeGioia and Working Group Chair Fr. David Collins presented the group’s report to the Georgetown community. The…

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