Tracing His Roots, Georgetown Employee Learns University Sold His Ancestor

By AUDRA D.S. BURCH March 24, 2017 As a Georgetown employee, Jeremy Alexander watched as the university grappled with its haunted past: the sale of slaves in 1838 to help rescue it from financial ruin. He listened as Georgetown’s president...

A Glimpse Into the Life of a Slave Sold to Save Georgetown

By RACHEL L. SWARNS March 12, 2017 He was an enslaved teenager on a Jesuit plantation in Maryland on the night that the stars fell. It was November 1833, and meteor showers set the sky ablaze. His name was Frank Campbell. He would hold tight to that...

‘So-Called’ Judge Criticized by Trump Is Known as a Mainstream Republican

Judge James Robart of Federal District Court in Seattle. By THOMAS FULLER February 4, 2017 The federal judge who blocked President Trump’s immigration order is described by former colleagues and acquaintances as a “mainstream” Republican...