In August 2015, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia asked the University community to come together to reflect upon our University’s history and involvement in the institution of slavery. In September 2015, he convened and charged the Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation to help guide this process. Specifically, the Working Group’s charge was to:
- Make recommendations on how best to acknowledge and recognize Georgetown’s historical relationship with the institution of slavery
- Examine and interpret the history of certain sites on our campus (i.e. the previously-named Mulledy and McSherry buildings)
- Convene events and opportunities for dialogue on these issues.
The Working Group submitted its report and recommendations to President DeGioia in the summer of 2016. The full report is available to read and download below: