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Gaston Letter to DeGioia_with New Inventory_10-17-22.pdf
William Gaston (1778-1844) was Georgetown's first student, enrolling in the school in 1791 before transferring to Princeton. As a congressman from North Carolina, Gaston sponsored the charter that granted Georgetown the authority to award academic…

Gaston estate inventory 1844-05.pdf
William Gaston (1778-1844) was Georgetown's first student, enrolling in the school in 1791 before transferring to Princeton. As a congressman from North Carolina, Gaston sponsored the charter that granted Georgetown the authority to award academic…

On November 5, 2021, Georgetown University Professor Carlos Simon's Requiem for the Enslaved premiered at the Library of Congress, performed by the Hub New Music ensemble with Carlos Simon, along with Marco Pavé (spoken word), Jared Bailey (trumpet),…

Beginning with the story of Yarrow Mamout, one of the best documented Africans to live in early Georgetown, With The Promise To Always Remember explores the erasure of the Black historical presence in the Georgetown neighborhood, as well as…

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 semester. It features Georgetown's Healy Hall adorned with the names of the GU272. The trees surronding…

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 currently known to…

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…
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