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Georgetown University 272 Descendants’ Group

Karran Harper Royal
Karran Harper Royal

Tonight’s guest, Karran Harper Royal is a native of New Orleans, and a lead organizer of the “GU 272 Descendant Group”.

In conversation with host, Veronica Faisant, Ms Royal discusses founding of GU 272, the impact of Georgetown University’s sale of 272 enslaved men, women, children, by Jesuit priests, in 1838, and the process of reconnecting descendant family members.
Georgetown University has hired genealogists to assist those seeking to verify familial links with the 272 ancestors based on DNA markers.

Call in to participate in the conversation:
(800) 958-9008 (510) 848-4425


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