Georgetown University coming to terms with its slave-holding past


Georgetown University, Washington DC

Numerous historic universities in the United States have been conducting research into their respective roles in the institution of slavery. Georgetown University, a Jesuit institution in Washington, DC, found that in 1838 the university sold numerous slaves owned by the Jesuits to raise money for the university. But that was only one of the slave stories hidden in the university’s past.

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Georgetown University, Learning From Its Sins

By David J. Collins

The New York Times

August 31, 2016

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