The Georgetown Slavery Archive is a repository of materials relating to the Maryland Jesuits, Georgetown University, and slavery. This project was initiated in February 2016 by the Archives Subgroup of the Georgetown University Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation and is part of Georgetown University's Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation initiative. Our research is ongoing.

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Duff Green plans to purchase the Maryland Jesuits' slaves and relocate them to Arkansas, February 7, 1838

Green Letters RG01B04 Rosati Correspondence G 1827-1840 Archdiocese of St Louis Archives.pdf

Two letters from February 1838 indicate that the Jacksonian politician and newspaper editor Duff Green had entered into a "treaty" with Rev. Thomas…

"Amen" by Carlos Scott (2020)

Carlos Scott Amen 2020 clip.mp3

Carlos Scott is a GU 272 direct descendant of Isaac Hawkins. Carlos grew up in Maringouin, Louisiana, but now resides in Bowie, Maryland. He is a…

"unfit for human beings to live in": Fr. Adam Marshall to the Father General, February 6, 1821

GSA406 Marshall letter.pdf

Fr. Adam Marshall reports to the Father General in Rome the sad state of the Mission's lands and finances. He describes the slave quarters as "almost…

"as bad as a Priest's Slave": Letter from Fr. Beschter, March 27, 1829


Fr. J.W. Beschter summarizes the state of the College and farms, and complains about the immorality of the "depraved" enslaved people owned by the…

"most baneful to religion": Abp. Eccleston to Fr. Roothaan, June 27, 1839


In a letter to the Father General, Eccleston pleads for Mulledy to remain in the Society. He argues that the shock of his dismissal would create a…