Georgetown observes Washington, DC’s Emancipation Day through a series of events focusing on the importance of historical documentation and reclaiming narratives surrounding the Civil War and slavery in America.
Ijeoma Njaka (G’19) uses art to build awareness about the experiences of traditionally underserved students on campus through her research and a campus exhibit she curated, The (In)Visibility at Georgetown: Past, Present, & Future.
Corine Forward's (C’19) studies abroad in Ghana and course on Blacks and Jews in America inspire her to research one of the most obscure and isolated communities in the world – a Ghanaian Jewish community – for her senior thesis.
The university's chapter of the Student National Medical Association recognizes the contributions and legacy of African-Americans in medicine and works toward the creation of culturally competent and socially conscious medical professionals at a Georgetown University Medical Center event.
Bezi Yohannes (G’20), an graduate student in the English department, hopes that one day a wide selection of fantasy and science fiction by people of color, about people of color, will become as mainstream as the Black Panther movie.
Edilma Yearwood, associate professor and chair of professional nursing practice, and Brian Floyd, assistant dean in the School of Nursing & Health Studies, use a Georgetown Jesuit Mission Grant to collect oral histories of the first two African American nursing students to graduate from what was then the School of Nursing.