Grappling with its History of Slavery, Georgetown Gathers Descendants For a Day of Repentance

The Washington Post’s Julie Zauzmer reports, “About 100 men and women whose ancestors were once sold as slaves to fund the nascent Georgetown University gathered at that university Tuesday for an emotional worship service of remembrance and repentance.” Last year, genealogists uncovered that Jesuit priests sold 272 slaves to fund Georgetown in 1838. Zauzmer writes, “The Scripture passages chosen for the service included Isaiah 58, which calls ‘to loose the chains of injustice … to set the oppressed free and break every yoke.”’

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