Georgetown University, USA and its slavery history


This video about Washington, capital of the USA, says about itself:

Georgetown University Attempts To Atone For Slave Trading Past

2 September 2016

Georgetown University has a dark history, but they are moving to make amends for that. John Iadarola, Jimmy Dore, and Michael Shure, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Centuries after Georgetown University sold slaves to keep its doors open, the elite school is taking major steps to right its wrongs. Descendants of the people it sold in 1838 will now receive preferential status during the admissions process — possibly the first concession of its kind.

Georgetown administrators also announced on Wednesday that the school will erect a memorial to honor the slaves who built the school and publicly apologize for its involvement in the slave trade. One of the buildings that was formerly dedicated to a slave master will be renamed after a slave, and a second will be renamed after a prominent black educator. And the school will open a designated institute for people to study slavery.”

Read more here.

Perhaps 40% of the slaves brought to America came through Gadsden’s Wharf in Charleston: here.

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