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AMST 272 Mitchell Frank Campbell.mp3
On March 12, 2017, the New York Times published the only known photograph of a Georgetown University slave sold to Louisiana in the infamous 1838 sale. The man in the photograph, Frank Campbell, lived a long and fascinating life. In this podcast,…

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AMST 272 Howell Kelly Humanizing the Narrative - Georgetown_s History With Slavery Through the Eyes of the Queen Family.mp3
In this podcast, Georgetown University American Studies students Megan Howell (GU '18) and Catherine Kelly (GU '18) explore Georgetown's history with the institution of slavery. To humanize this narrative, they have chosen to focus on this history…

AMST 272 Kenney Since Last We Met.mp3
Georgetown is buzzing with the excitement of reunion and reconciliation. The successors of slave-owning Jesuits and the ancestors of those they owned are coming back together in 2017 in the spirit of penance and forgiveness. In this podcast,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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