November 7, 2016

Descendants of 272 Slaves to Receive Admission Advantages to Georgetown University

"Georgetown University has announced that descendants of 272 slaves, from whose sale the school profited in 1838, will receive "an advantage in the admissions process" as part of a larger effort to address the school’s early ties to slavery."  [Georgetown Univ. Announces Admissions 'Advantage' for Descendants of 272 Slaves Sold in 1838]

School President John DeGioia created the Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation, which issued the recommendations, and has personally met with descendants of the slaves living in Washington State and Louisiana.

Read more about this story and view the Georgetown Slavery Archive at the following sites:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/us/slaves-georgetown-university.html?_r=0

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/us/georgetown-university-search-for-slave-descendants.html

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