The Isaac Hawkins Legacy site is the voice of two hundred of the direct descendants of Isaac Hawkins, one of the 272 black people who were enslaved and sold by Maryland Jesuits in 1838 to rescue fledgling Georgetown College from financial ruin. The name of our beloved ancestor was the first name on the ship's manifest that carried them from Maryland to Louisiana plantations. Georgetown literally owes its existence to the suffering, sacrifice and uncompensated labor of these men, women and children. This year is the 180th anniversary of that 1838 sale, and we will honor our ancestors. So the purpose of this site is to educate, to generate awareness, and to remind the university and the nation that justice is still owed to the descendants of the GU272.


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February 23, 2018

Live on The Lyndia Grant Show

Come Hear Attorney Georgia Goslee,

As She Serves as the Guest Host to Discuss Isaac Hawkins GU272!

Live on Spirit 1340

or Live on the World Wide Web at

Reparative Justice Town Hall Meeting

Date: TBA

Location: TBA

Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm EST

Isaac Hawkins Legacy Press Conference

January 17, 2018

The Hawkins Family will be officially distributing information to the media and answering questions from reporters.

Location: National Press Club

Bloomberg Room (13th Floor)

529 14th Street NW 

Washington, DC 20045

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

January 24, 2018

Mass of Remembrance for the GU272 and Descendants.


Location: St. Augustine Catholic Church

1419 V St. NW

Washington, DC 20009 

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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