Campus Conversations

Through academic panels, art and performance, and other opportunities for discourse and learning, our campus community is exploring our history and its meaning today.

National Conversations

Georgetown’s story is, in many ways, representative of our nation’s story.

Through media, collaboration with colleagues in higher education and other avenues of public discourse, we have been a part of explorations of this history on a national level.

 Local and national media have also provided important avenues for public discourse. Since 2015, numerous media outlets have covered Georgetown University’s ties with slavery and the institution’s ongoing efforts to better understand and engage this history.

Please note some news sites require subscriptions to their coverage. 

WVLA (Fred Hickman)

July 12, 2016

Video of Georgetown President John J. DeGioia’s visit with the descendants of the 1838 sale.

The Advocate (Terry Jones)

Making amends: Georgetown president meets with descendants of slaves sold to Louisiana plantations

July 11, 2016

Georgetown President John J. DeGioia meets with descendants of the 1838 sale in Louisiana.