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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…

Slave descendants respond to university proposal

Slave descendants respond to university proposal

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09/30/2016

In the three weeks since Georgetown University President John DeGioia released the proposals of Georgetown’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation, activists and descendants of the men and women who were sold 178 years ago by Jesuits have had the chance to re ect on Georgetown’s response to its troubled past. Their verdict? This…

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…

Dr. Kimberly Brown speaks at Emancipation Day Symposium

Dr. Kimberly Brown speaks at Emancipation Day Symposium

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04/22/2016

On Monday afternoon, Dr. Kimberly Juanita Brown, Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies at Mount Holyoke College, discussed her 2015 book, The Repeating Body: Slavery’s Visual Resonance in the Contemporary in Riggs Library. The speech was part of Georgetown’s Emancipation Day symposium, which ran from April 12 to April 21. The symposium commemorated the…

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