Georgetown University Votes on Slavery Reparations

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Georgeotwn University
Georgeotwn University

News outlets around the country are reporting that Georgetown University’s undergraduates are voting this week on a referendum to increase tuition by $27.20 a semester to create a fund to benefit descendants of the 272 slaves sold to pay off the Georgetown Jesuit’s debt that saved the university. 

This week's vote follows several years of the university's ongoing process to acknowledge and respond to its historical ties to the institution of slavery.