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In 1838, the university kept itself afloat through the sale of slaves. Now its president is reaching out to descendants and exploring ways to make amends.
It is a shame that Georgetown was part of the slave trade. But, it is also a good sign today that President DeGioia is taking initiative to face the past and start making amends. This comes at a very crucial point in our society given the rising brutality against the African- American community by police. It is more significant because this comes from a high- ranking institution.
Source: Intent on a Reckoning With Georgetown’s Slavery-Stained Past