Sunday, April 17, 2016

I'm intrigued by how long it takes for a big article to appear in the N Y TIMES on the Jesuits and slavery in 1838

Built by Slaves and Jesuits
Georgetown’s past is mired in the institution of slavery

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS During the 19th century, Washington, D.C., underwent extensive changes in its social and political fabric. To the left, an unidentified group of Civil War soldiers look across the Potomac River to the simple landscape of Georgetown’s campus. To the right, black District residents celebrate the national abolition of slavery that occured just months before.

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