Thursday, September 1, 2016

Georgetown University will offer admissions advantage to descendants of slaves it sold

Via sauced07


Georgetown University announced Thursday that it will be offering "preferential status in the admissions process" to descendants of the 272 slaves the university sold in 1838, The New York Times reported. The sale, which the Times noted would be "worth about $3.3 million in today's dollars," helped Georgetown to pay off its debts during a financially difficult time. Slaves were taken off of plantations in Maryland and sent to Louisiana estates.

More @ The Week


  1. I wonder if this is open to anyone with slaves in their past. Or will be applied only by race? Millions of my ancestors were taken as slaves by the Romans.