May 6, 2022

The Battle Over Reparations at Georgetown

by The Journal.

Background show artwork for The Journal.

In 1838, the Jesuits who founded Georgetown University sold 272 enslaved people to pay off the school's debts and keep the college afloat. Nearly 200 years later, the Jesuits want to make amends. But as Lee Hawkins explains, the path to racial healing can be a messy one.


Further Reading:

- For Georgetown, Jesuits and Slavery Descendants, Bid for Racial Healing Sours Over Reparations 


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