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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 Oblate Sisters of Providence, Becraft died after battling consumption. According to historian Diane…

An ArcGIS StoryMap of the Jesuit plantations in Maryland. This StoryMap was developed by Georgetown student Sara Phillips (GU '22). Georgetown students are using new digital storytelling tools to help interpret materials from the Georgetown Slavery…

Edward Taylor Lost Friends 1885-09-17.pdf
In 1885 and again in 1889, Edward Taylor placed advertisements in the Southwestern Christian Advocate seeking siblings that he had been separated from in the era of slavery. Taylor and his siblings - Reverda, Noble, and William (and possibly his…

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 Maddox, was offering a $50 reward for his capture. The ad reveals that Michael had been hired out to…

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 Church in the Archives of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus.

Civil marriages involving…

On November 5, 2021, Georgetown University Professor Carlos Simon's Requiem for the Enslaved premiered at the Library of Congress, performed by the Hub New Music ensemble with Carlos Simon, along with Marco Pavé (spoken word), Jared Bailey (trumpet),…

Beginning with the story of Yarrow Mamout, one of the best documented Africans to live in early Georgetown, With The Promise To Always Remember explores the erasure of the Black historical presence in the Georgetown neighborhood, as well as…

Joy Kang Final History 099 Spring 2021.jpg
This drawing was composed by Joy Kang (GU SFS '24) in Professor Adam Rothman's History 099 Facing Georgetown's History class in the Spring 2021 semester. It features Georgetown's Healy Hall adorned with the names of the GU272. The trees surronding…

Batey inventory 1851-compressed.pdf
Jesse Batey's West Oak plantation was appraised in March 1851 following his death. Along with the land, livestock, and other moveable property, the appraisal listed eighty-five people owned by Batey, recording their names and in many cases indicating…

Hoya 1961-09-28 Frosh Make College Debut.pdf
A mock "slave auction" was held by students at Georgetown University on Saturday, September 23, 1961, during John Carroll Weekend on the 100th anniversary of the Civil War. Part of festivities organized by the sophomore class to "impress the freshmen…
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