NEWS BRIEFS: Georgetown Offers Preferential Admission to Slave Descendants

Action follows deliberation of a university committee. Read more here. Just as importantly…. “Two buildings are being renamed, which originally paid tribute to the Rev. Thomas F. Mulledy and the Rev. William McSherry, the college presidents involved in the 1838 sale. Now one will be called Isaac Hall to commemorate the life of Isaac, one of the slaves shipped to Louisiana in 1838, and the other Anne Marie Becraft Hall, in honor of a 19th-century educator who founded a school for black girls in Washington.”

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