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Exploring Georgetown University’s Slave Past

Thursday, April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Drummond

New York Times writer Ms. Rachel Swarns moderates a conversation with Dr. Marcia Chatelain. Chatelain is an associate professor of history at Georgetown University, a member of the Working Group on Georgetown’s History with Slavery and author of South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration.

This in-depth conversation will explore Georgetown University’s slave past. In 1838, the school’s Jesuit owners profited from the sale of over 272 slaves. This session will frame a larger conversation about slavery in the District of Columbia, consider Georgetown University’s role in the slave trade and reveal the ways in which the institution is attempting to atone.

Sponsored By:

Executive Office of the Mayor | Humanities Council of Washington, DC | Association for the Study of African American Life and History | American Historical Association | Eastern Market

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Details

Date(s):
Thursday, April 6
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Registration:
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Partner:
Benjamin Drummond Emancipation Day Celebration
Phone:
202.549.4172
Email:
BenjaminDrummond@hillcenterdc.org
Website:
http://www.hillcenterdc.org/benjamin-drummond-emancipation-day/

Venue

Hill Center DC
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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Phone:
202.549.4172
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