Loyola’s Bunting Peace and Justice Speaker
March 21 @ 6:00 pmFree
Rachel L. Swarns will present “The 272: The Families Who Were Enslaved and Sold to Build the American Catholic Church.” Swarns is a journalist, author, and associate professor at New York University who investigates the history of American slavery and how it shapes the nation today. Swarns’ most recent book, The 272: The Families Who Were Enslaved and Sold to Build the American Catholic Church, tells the story of the nearly 300 enslaved people who were sold by a group of America’s most prominent Catholic priests to fund what would become Georgetown University.
To learn more about the speaker series and register for a lecture, visit the Bunting Peace and Justice Speaker Series website.
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