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October 1, 2017

Top Fermentation - October 2017

A few weeks ago Melisande Short-Colomb enrolled as a freshman at Georgetown University, just as I did 51 years ago.  I was 17 years old.  Ms. Short-Colomb is 63.  She stands out among her classmates for reasons beyond the disparity in their respective ages.  She was recently identified as one of the descendants of the 272 slaves who were sold by the Jesuits in 1838 to save Georgetown College from bankruptcy. Like many other institutions Georgetown is now trying to deal with its legacy of slavery. One way of doing so has been granting preferential admission status to the descendants of these 272 slaves.

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