Save The Date: Facing Georgetown’s History Launch

Front cover of Facing Georgetown's History with head shot of Adam Rothman.

The Booth Family Center for Special Collections will host a launch event for the new book Facing Georgetown’s History: A Reader on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation on February 10.

Edited by Georgetown History Professor Adam Rothman and Georgetown Slavery Archive Assistant Curator Elsa Barraza Mendoza, Facing Georgetown’s History draws on primary sources from the University Archives to document Georgetown’s tangled history with slavery. It also includes scholarship on Jesuit slaveholding in Maryland and at Georgetown and reflections from descendants of the enslaved people owned and sold by the Maryland Jesuits. Facing Georgetown’s History was published by Georgetown University Press.

We are hoping that the pandemic will permit an in-person event with a book talk and reception. Details, however, will be determined as we approach the event.