Georgetown University has acknowledged that the school has profited from the sale of slaves and has “reconciled” by naming two buildings after African Americans and offer preferred admission to any descendants of slaves who worked at the university. March 23, 2019 No Comments Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like June 28, 2018 In 1890, Nebraska Democrat Walter Vaughan, son of Alabama slaveholders, convinces his Congressmember, Republican William J. Connell, to introduce the ex-slave pension bill in 1890. Frederick Douglass was one of few supporters, and it was defeated. June 29, 2018 In April 2018, the Equal Justice Initiative (Executive Director Bryan Stevenson) hosts a Summit in Montgomery, Alabama to coincide with the grand opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum. June 29, 2018 On March 26, 2002, the first (Farmer-Paellmann v. FleetBoston) of a series of reparations cases is filed by descendants of enslaved Africans against corporations. The case includes human rights and consumer fraud allegations.