Family histories, biographies, oral and video history, and archival material about the descendants of people owned by the Jesuits of the Maryland Province, including those sold to Louisiana in 1838.
Georgetown Slavery Archive
Georgetown Slavery Archive
"272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendants?" New York Times, April 16, 2016
New York TImes article by Rachel Swarns on the search for descendants of the people sold by Georgetown President Thomas Mulledy in 1838. This article highlights Maxine Crump, a great-great-grandaughter of Cornelius Hawkins.
"'A Million Questions' From Descendants of Slaves Sold to Aid Georgetown." New York Times, May 20, 2016
New York Times reporters Rachel Swarns and Sona Patel profile several descendants of people sold by Georgetown President Thomas Mulledy SJ in 1838. Those featured in the article are Charles Hill, Sandra Green Thomas, Orlando Ward, and Rochell Sanders…
"Crump: “It’s Been There All Our Lives” - Profile of Maxine Crump, descendant of one of the Georgetown slaves," The Hoya, April 29, 2016
Hoya reporter Kshithij Shrinath interviews Maxine Crump, a descendant of Cornelius Hawkins, who was sold by Georgetown President Thomas Mulledy SJ in 1838.
"Bayonne-Johnson: “My Goal Was Just to Tell My Story” - Profile of Patricia Bayonne-Johnson, descendant of one of the Georgetown slaves." The Hoya, April 29, 2016
Hoya reporter Kshithij Shrinath interviews Patricia Bayonne-Johnson, a descendant of Nace and Biby Butler a husband and wife who were sold by Georgetown President Thomas Mulledy SJ in 1838. Ms. Bayonne-Johnson was the first person to discover her…
"Jesuits' Slaves in the Family" by Patricia Bayonne-Johnson
Patricia Bayonne-Johnson's account of her discovery that the Jesuits of the Maryland Province owned her great-great grandparents Nace and Biby Butler and sold them to Louisiana. You can learn more about Patricia Bayonne-Johnson, her work as a…
"Louisiana families dig into their history, find they are descendants of slaves sold by Georgetown University," The Advocate, June 19, 2016
Article in the Baton Rouge Advocate on descendants' research into their family histories. The article focuses on Jessica Tilson.
"I know that my Bennett ancestors were slaves to the Jesuits...": Interviews with descendants in Maryland from Louis Diggs' Surviving in America.
Chapter two of Louis Diggs, Surviving in America: Histories of 7 Black Communities in Baltimore County, Maryland (Uptown Press, 2002), includes fascinating interviews with African Americans in Granite, Maryland, including several descended from…
Stained glass window, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Stained glass window from Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Maringouin, Louisiana, featuring historical images of the church from 1877, 1964, and 1972. Immaculate Heart of Mary has been the center of Catholic religious life for many members…
How Do I know If I'm Related to the GU272?
A brief guide to determining your genealogical connections to the GU272, composed by the Georgetown Memory Project.
"Connecting Maryland's Past to Louisiana's Present: The Georgetown 272," Louisiana State University Oral History Project
"Connecting Maryland's Past to Louisiana's Present: The Georgetown 272" is an oral history project conducted by the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History at Louisiana State University. Working with Professor Jonathan Earle and Williams Center…