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Georgetown University, Jesuits formally apologize for role in slavery

In a special ceremony Tuesday morning, the Jesuit order that founded Georgetown University formally apologized to the descendants of 272 slaves sold in 1838 to pay off the university’s debts.

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Georgetown to Rename Building for Isaac Hawkins, One of 272 Enslaved in 1838 Sale

Georgetown University announced the renaming of a building, which comes with input from the descendant community and at the recommendation of Georgetown’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation to honor the lives of the 272 enslaved women, children and…

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School Apologizes For Asking Students To Make Slave Auction Posters

While including the histories of all groups in America needs to be taught, HOW it should be taught is the question, as revealed in this news item.

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Slaves weren’t immigrants. They were property.

Dr. Tera W. Hunter, professor in the history department and department of African-American studies at Princeton University, explains why the misrepresentation of American history, as in Ben Carson’s recent talk, is harmful.  “Retrofitting a generic definition of the term “immigrant”…

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Enslaved Africans Do Not Count As Immigrants

Julia Craven explains the difference, quoting Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, ” ‘Misrepresenting the process of European colonization of North America, making everyone an immigrant, serves to preserve the ‘official story’ of a mostly benign and benevolent USA . . . .So, let’s…

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