June 19, 2023

The Battle over Reparations at Georgetown

by The Journal

We’re off today, but we still have an episode for you!

In 1838, the Jesuits who founded Georgetown University sold 272 slaves 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. This episode originally published in May 2022.

Further Reading:

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

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