Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation Releases Report

This morning, the Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation released their recommendations for acknowledging and responding to Georgetown’s historical ties to the institution of slavery in a report to President DeGioia. The full report is available publicly at

CNDLS was honored to have worked alongside UIS, the Office of the President, and the Office of Communications in the redesign of this website, which features interviews, recommended readings, and links to coverage of the conversations happening at Georgetown, as well as the Georgetown Slavery Archive, a digital repository of materials relating to slavery and slave life on Maryland Jesuit plantations, including the Georgetown campus.

We congratulate both our partners and the members of the Working Group for their extraordinary commitment to interrogating and understanding the legacy of slavery at Georgetown, and their efforts to engage our community in this necessary work. We encourage faculty to join us in these conversations, starting at 4:00 PM in Gaston Hall, when Working Group Chair Fr. David Collins, S.J., will share the recommendations with the Georgetown community. This conversation will continue tonight at 8:00 PM on Facebook, where members of the Working Group will host a live conversation inviting community feedback on their recommendations and the continued work of the university.