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Vote Yes on the GU272 Referendum

Vote Yes on the GU272 Referendum


This Thursday, April 11, students will have the opportunity to vote on the GU272 referendum.  The referendum, if passed, would demonstrate student support for creating a reconciliation fund to benefit descendants of slaves sold by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838 to keep Georgetown University afloat. The fund will be comprised of a $27.20 mandatory student…

Georgetown slave descendants seek reparations from university

Georgetown slave descendants seek reparations from university


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…

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