Georgetown Founds New Institute in Reparation for Selling Slaves

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On Thursday, Georgetown University President John DeGioia announced that the University would take a series of steps to make public reparation for having sold 272 black slaves—men, women and children—in order to save the financially-strapped institution in 1838, including the establishment of a new “Institute for the Study of Slavery and Its Legacies at Georgetown.”