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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…

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…

Rochford 2019 Louisa Mahoney Mason.pdf
This essay traces the life of Louisa Mahoney Mason and her family. Louisa Mahoney Mason was a member of the Maryland Jesuit enslaved community;  she remained in Maryland after the 1838 sale. She and her children were the last people held in slavery…

The Curtain Goes Up is a short film produced by Georgetown College students Yasmine Bouachri, Clio Gates, Lauren Lee, Gary Simons, and Xanthia Yerby in FMST-399- Social Justice Documentary, taught by Professor Bernard Cook in the Spring 2020…

In this short documentary film, students in Professor Adam Rothman's AMST 272 Facing Georgetown's History and Professor Bernie Cook's FMST 399 Social Justice Documentary reflect on a trip they took to Louisiana in March 2018 to meet with members of…

A web-based timeline graphic of the Maryland Jesuits' sale of the people they owned. This timeline spans a half-century, from the first discussions among the Maryland Catholic clergy about selling their human property in 1813 to the first…

This short film was produced by Georgetown College students Jeanne Bowers, Charlotte Jackson, Keeho Kang, and Meghan Shapiro in FMST-399: Social Justice Documentary, taught by Professor Bernard Cook in the Spring 2019 semester. The short film…

"Meet the GU272: a digital exploration of georgetown's history of slavery" is a website designed by Sabrina Ma (GU '18) and Jonathan Gibson (GU'19). Meet the GU272 provides a set of preliminary digital visualizations of information about the enslaved…

Proposal for a memorial at Georgetown University commemorating the university's history of slavery. This proposal comes from the students in Georgetown Professor Shana Klein's AMTH 354 African-American Art and Culture course in the fall 2016…

An investigation into the life and character of Br. Joseph Mobberly, S.J., a major individual in Georgetown’s history of slavery and its sale of 272 slaves to Louisiana. The film uses the presence of Mobberly’s name on campus to approach issues of…
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