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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Joy Kang, "Write Their Names," 2021

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…

Appraisal of Jesse Batey's West Oak estate, March 3, 1851

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…

A "slave auction" at Georgetown, September 23, 1961

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…

"either the missions or the College must be neglected" Mulledy to Roothaan, October 28, 1833


Mulledy writes to the Father General in Rome that the colleges and missions cannot both be sustained. Since the churches associated with the…

"about the negros who must be sold" McSherry to Roothaan, August 30, 1836


McSherry writes to the Father General in Rome that other opinions must be sought before the enslaved are sold. He argues against keeping them and…