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University of Michigan Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium

Slavery and the U.S. Catholic Church: Confronting History and the Case for Reparations

Jan 18, 2024, 4:00 pm EST
Rackham Amphitheatre, 4th floor
Join New York Times journalist and author Rachel Swarns as she discusses her book The 272: The Families Who Were Enslaved and Sold To Build the American Catholic Church, a story of servitude and slavery spanning nearly two centuries and detailing the beginnings of Georgetown University and the U.S. Catholic Church. Swarns's journalism started a national conversation about universities with ties to slavery.
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