Commemorating Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia

April 15-16, 2019

Georgetown Slavery Archive Crowd-Sourced Transcription Event

Monday, April 15, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Riggs Library
Healy Hall

Join researchers from the Georgetown Slavery Archive to learn more about the process of research,
transcription, interpretation, and digitization that makes archival materials about Georgetown, the
Maryland Jesuits, and slavery available to the public. Participants will learn about current research,
and can help transcribe archival materials used to better understand the lives of those who were
enslaved, and the history of enslavement in the Maryland Province.

Participants may join for any portion of the morning, but it is strongly recommended to bring a laptop in order to participate. If you have any questions or accommodation requests, please email


A Public Lecture with Christy Coleman

CEO, The American Civil War Museum
“Reclaiming the American Civil War Narrative”
Monday, April 15, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Gaston Hall

Christy Coleman currently serves as CEO of the American Civil War Museum, located in Richmond and Appomattox, Virginia. In her role as CEO, she has been instrumental in furthering discussion around the Civil War, its legacies, and its relevance to our lives today, not only in the Richmond region, but around the nation. In 2013, as President and CEO of the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar (ACWC), she helped orchestrate the merger of the ACWC with the Museum of the Confederacy to create the American Civil War Museum. She has previously served as President and CEO of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, and has been named one of 31 People Changing the South by Time.


A Service of Remembrance

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
5:00 p.m.
Dahlgren Chapel

Please join us at a service to honor the memory of the 272 children, women, and men enslaved and sold by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838.

As part of the service, we will read and hear the names of the 272 ancestors.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by emailing A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.