The Price of Georgetown: A Walking Tour of Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation at Georgetown University (2020)

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Title

The Price of Georgetown: A Walking Tour of Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation at Georgetown University (2020)

Subject

Georgetown University--History; Georgetown University--History--Slavery

Description

A virtual "walking tour" of sites related to the history of slavery on and nearby Georgetown's campus.

Numerous sites with deep ties to slavery populate Georgetown University’s campus and the surrounding neighborhoods. However, they are generally unrecognized and largely unknown to the campus and broader communities. As part of Georgetown University's Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation initiative, students in Professor Adam Rothman’s fall 2019 UNXD 272 class researched buildings and sites on Georgetown’s campus to provide historical context for understanding their significance.

This StoryMap, developed by the Georgetown University Library’s Booth Family Center for Special Collections in summer 2020, allows anyone to tour these historic sites, either on campus or virtually. This site is a living document that will be expanded in the future as students engage in more in-depth research concerning the history of slavery at Georgetown and in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Date

2020

Contributor

Kathleen Oakley

Format

StoryMap website

Language

English

Type

StoryMap website

Identifier

GSA432

Coverage

1634-2020

Citation

Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Georgetown University, “The Price of Georgetown: A Walking Tour of Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation at Georgetown University (2020),” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed November 30, 2020, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/505.