Georgetown University

Georgetown University

For 75 years between Georgetown University’s founding and Maryland’s abolition of slavery, the school owned and sold slaves. Its largest sale of 272 individuals resurfaced in 2015 after the school formed a working group to acknowledge its slave past. Since then, students have protested with sit-ins and hashtags. Now that the group has released its formal recommendations, Kojo gets reactions from students and faculty on the university’s decisions to make amends for its slave past.


  • Marcia Chatelain Assistant Professor, Department of History at Georgetown University
  • Christopher Wadibia Georgetown Alumnus (C'16)

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