Georgetown Is Trying To Make Up For Its Past Ties To Slavery
Georgetown University says it will give descendants of slaves the same admission advantages it grants to students of alumni.By Ben Lawson | September 1, 2016
Georgetown University is taking steps to atone for its historical ties to slavery.
The plan includes giving the descendants of slaves the same admissions advantages that children of alumni receive. Two buildings on campus will also be renamed.
One will honor Anne Marie Becraft, an African-American woman who opened a school for black girls in the Georgetown area, and the other will commemorate one of the slaves sold to help pay off the university's debt.