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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John Ashton places a runaway advertisement for Tom, June 15, 1775

Maryland Gazette 1775-06-15 Ashton ad for Tom.pdf

Rev. John Ashton, a Jesuit priest in Maryland, places an advertisement in the Maryland Gazette for a man named Tom in 1775. Rev. Ashton was a Jesuit…

Interview with Kyla Matthews (L’25), March 19, 2023

An interview with Georgetown Law Center student and GU272 descendant Kyla Matthews (L'25) conducted by Lady Nwadike for We Are Georgetown: Celebrating…

Andrew Bordea, An interview with Henrietta Pike, May 4, 2023

Henrietta Pike Interview 2023-05-04 compressed.mp4

Interview with Henrietta Pike, a descendant of Louisa Mahoney Mason, conducted on May 4, 2023 by Georgetown student Andrew Bordea (GU'26). A…

William Gaston & Slavery: A Conversation between Professor John Mikhail and Professor Adam Rothman

William Gaston & Slavery Mikhail Rothman podcast 2022-11-04.mp3

Audio recording and transcript of a conversation between Georgetown Law Center's Professor John Mikhail and Georgetown University historian Professor…

Runaway Ad for Nicholas, Southern Sentinel, April 12, 1856

1856-04-12 Plaquemine (LA) Southern Sentinel.pdf

A runaway advertisement for Nicholas, who said he was owned by Henry Johnson. The ad was placed by jailor Theodore Blanchard in the Plaquemine,…