A year after the Jesuit university announced the reparation fund, descendants of slaves owned by Georgetown have questions
Descendants of slaves owned by the Jesuit religious order and Georgetown University have questions about where the money raised for reparations has gone.
The Catholic university first announced in April 2021 the plans to raise $1 billion to make reparations, though not individual payments, to atone for the Jesuits’ past ownership and sale of slaves. The Jesuits had a goal to raise $100 million in the short-term, according to the initial announcement.
A year later, the descendants of some of the 272 slaves want to know how the money has been spent.