One hundred and seventy-nine years had passed since officials in the Society of Jesus sold 272 enslaved men, women, and children to settle their debts and stave off the financial ruin of Georgetown University. In this podcast, Julia Greenwood, an American Studies major in Georgetown's Class of 2019, examines some of the theological dimensions of the apology that Rev. Timothy Kesicki, S.J. offered on behalf of the Society of Jesus at last April's Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition, and Hope. Julia discusses the tradition of apologia in the Catholic Church and speaks with Rev. Matthew Carnes, S.J., a Professor of Government at Georgetown, as well as Cheryllyn Branche, a descendant of the GU 272.
We Have Greatly Sinned
AMST 272: Facing Georgetown's History