Georgetown Shares Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation Report, Racial Justice Steps
September 1, 2016
Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia announces next steps in the university’s ongoing process to acknowledge and respond to its historical ties to the institution of slavery.
Scholars Explore Psychic Hold of Slavery on 21st Century America
August 1, 2016
Georgetown professors Soyica Diggs Colbert and Robert Patterson hope their new book will spark conversations about how the American legacy of slavery informs a present in which African-Americans experience ongoing and increasing racial inequity and violence.
Board Approves Department of African American Studies
June 17, 2016
Meeting in Rome last week, the Georgetown board of directors approved a new Department of African American Studies, several advanced degrees and a new solar power agreement, and met with Vatican leaders.
African American Studies Major to Be Offered This Fall
February 11, 2016
The Georgetown board of directors approves a new African American studies major, capitalizing on the foundation of the current minor, increasing student interest and the university’s emphasis on interdisciplinary study and racial justice.
Georgetown President Makes Major Commitments to Address Racial Injustice
February 5, 2016
Citing the recent incidents and long history of racial injustice in the United States, Georgetown President John J. DeGioia lays out a series of commitments to inform the university’s work to address racial injustice, in a speech to the university community.