Articles tagged: Slavery
What’s next for colleges paying reparations for slavery?
During Nile Blass’s (COL ’22) freshman year at Georgetown, students voted to establish a semesterly reconciliation fee of $27.20 per student. The money raised from the fee, about $400,000 a... Read more
Recently uncovered bodies at Q Street reveal a connection to the Georgetown slave trade
Archaeologists discovered the remains of 28 African Americans at the 3300 block of Q Street NW in Georgetown from the early 1800s.
Georgetown’s reluctance to teach its history of racial transgression undermines commitment to anti-racism
Georgetown must educate students about its history of racial transgression in order to facilitate an anti-racist campus culture.
Tear down your monuments to enslavement, Georgetown
Georgetown must reckon with its history of racism through renaming buildings and erecting permanent memorials.
New archeological discovery reveals early links between Georgetown and Jesuit slave owners
Georgetown’s complicity in slavery can now be physically traced back to the 1700s through recently discovered artifacts.
Slave ship logbook in library provides new insight into the slave trade in North America
Georgetown University Library recently announced it received a logbook from the slave ship the Mary from a donor in California. The logbook is a record of the day-to-day events of... Read more
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... Read more
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.... Read more
University renames Freedom and Remembrance Halls in honor of descendants of 1838 slave sale
Georgetown University renamed Freedom Hall and Remembrance Hall to Isaac Hawkins Hall and Anne Marie Becraft Hall to commemorate the 272 slaves sold by the university in 1838. To celebrate... Read more
Preferred admissions status among Working Group’s recommendations
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.... Read more