VIDEO: The Sale of Slaves and Georgetown University
SCU expert panel discusses history, race, and justice
In 1838, the Jesuit priests running Georgetown University sold African slaves and used the proceeds to keep the struggling university afloat. The panelists discuss the ethical implications and lessons of this event. This video captures conversation about history, race, and justice, held at the Santa Clara University Library on September 27, 2017. Panelists include Margaret Russel, moderator, SCU Law; Marcia Chatelain, associate professor, History and African American Studies, Georgetown University; Kevin Obrien, dean, SCU, and former vice president for Mission and Ministry, Georgetown University, and Nancy Unger, professor and chair, SCU History Dept.