April 20, 2017 – “Faith, Family and Freedom in the Maryland Jesuit Slave Community”

Professor of history and Working Group member Adam Rothman participates in Sotterley Plantation's Slave Cabin Dedication Weekend when he speaks about "Faith, Family [...]

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April 18, 2017 – Georgetown Apologizes for 1838 Sale of 272 Slaves, Dedicates Buildings

An apology from Georgetown and the Society of Jesus’ Maryland Province for their roles in the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals for [...]

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April 13, 2017 – Georgetown to Rename Building for Isaac Hawkins, One of 272 Enslaved in 1838 Sale

For Jessica Tilson, searching through birth and death certificates and other records of her ancestors brings each of them to life – including [...]

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April 13, 2017 – Building to be Renamed for Pioneer Black Educator Anne Marie Becraft

The 19th-century free woman of color for whom Georgetown’s Anne Marie Becraft Hall will be named April 18 founded one of the first [...]

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April 7, 2017 – “The Future of the University”

Working group member and associate professor of government Rev. Matthew Carnes, S.J. discusses Georgetown's engagement with its institutional ties to slavery in the closing [...]

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April 6, 2017 – “A Pound of Flesh”

Georgetown students, alumni, and friends perform a stage reading of "A Pound of Flesh," a play by Katie L. Watson, following the Kennedy [...]

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April 6, 2017 – “Breaking Down Barriers: Social Justice, Cultural Memory and the Digital Humanities”

Professor Adam Rothman, a member of the Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation, participates in the keynote panel at the University of [...]

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April 6, 2017 – Exploring Georgetown University’s Slave Past

New York Times writer Rachel Swarns moderates a conversation with Marcia Chatelain, associate professor of history at Georgetown University, a member of Georgetown's [...]

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March 30-31, 2017 – Georgetown Hosts Universities Studying Slavery Consortium

Georgetown hosts the spring 2017 meeting of Universities Studying Slavery (USS).

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March 24, 2017 – United Nations’ Remember Slavery Programme

A delegation of descendants, Georgetown staff and students attend the commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and [...]

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