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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The Death of Susanna Becraft, November 1834

Susanna Becraft burial record.pdf

Holy Trinity Church recorded the death and burial of Susanna Becraft in the College Ground on November 12, 1834. A 15-year-old postulant from the…

Runaway Ad for Michael, June 13, 1822

DNI 1822 Ad for Michael.pdf

An advertisement for Michael published in the Daily National Intelligencer on June 13, 1822. He had escaped in late April, and the subscriber, Notley…

Permissions to Marry, 1831-2

119_19_8 license 1831-08-22.pdf

Four permissions for enslaved people to marry granted by their owners in 1831 and 1832. These permissions are part of the records of Holy Trinity…

Carlos Simon, Requiem for the Enslaved, 2021

On November 5, 2021, Georgetown University Professor Carlos Simon's Requiem for the Enslaved premiered at the Library of Congress, performed by the…

Video: With the Promise to Always Remember

Beginning with the story of Yarrow Mamout, one of the best documented Africans to live in early Georgetown, With The Promise To Always Remember…