Black Alumni Summit Brings Thought Leadership to Campus
November 9, 2017
More than 200 black alumni – including CEOs, entrepreneurs, artists, activists and elected officials – return to campus for Georgetown's second Black Alumni Summit.
Enslaved Ancestors Remembered as Retiree Starts as Georgetown Undergrad
August 29, 2017
At 63, Mélisande Short-Colomb (C’21) prepares to embark on her educational journey at Georgetown as she honors her enslaved ancestors.
Georgetown Apologizes for 1838 Sale of 272 Slaves, Dedicates Buildings
April 18, 2017
Georgetown, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Washington and the Society of Jesus in the United States, holds a religious ceremony and building dedication in remembrance of the university's historical ties to slavery and its steps toward contrition and hope.
Building to Be Renamed for Pioneer Black Educator Anne Marie Becraft
April 13, 2017
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 schools for black girls in Georgetown and later became one of America’s first black nuns.
Georgetown to Rename Building for Isaac Hawkins, One of 272 Enslaved in 1838 Sale
April 13, 2017
Dedication of Isaac Hawkins Hall honors the lives of the 272 enslaved children, women and men who were sold by the Maryland Province of Jesuits in 1838 to benefit the university.
Bioethics Showcase Features New Play, Undergraduate Scholarship
April 10, 2017
A play about a white woman who contemplates donating a liver to a black woman with whom she has a common, slave-owning ancestor, was part of the third-annual Undergraduate Bioethics Research Showcase last week.
United Nations Slavery Remembrance Event Includes Georgetown Delegation
March 30, 2017
A university delegation accepts an invitation to visit the United Nations to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade as Georgetown explores its own historical relationship to slavery.
Georgetown Continues Engagement with Descendants, Historical Relationship to Slavery
March 24, 2017
Georgetown's steady engagement with its historical ties to slavery has included teach-ins, forums and meetings that involve descendants, university leaders and faculty members.
Mellon Grant Helps University Advance Racial Justice Recommendations
February 13, 2017
Georgetown uses a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help carry out its commitment to produce scholarship that helps the nation better understand and address its legacies of slavery, racism and discrimination.
Panel Examines Slavery, Next Steps Through Lens of Catholic Social Thought
October 14, 2016
Georgetown’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life convenes a panel to examine the history of the university's ties to the institution of slavery and offer thoughts for how Catholic social thought and Jesuit values can help provide healing.