- Dorothy A. Brown: Georgetown needed money and sold 272 slaves as "property" to enable it to keep the doors open
- Millions need to be set aside by Georgetown University in a fund for the descendants of the slaves sold, she says
Dorothy A. Brown is a professor of law at Emory University. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)As a Georgetown University alumna (L'83), law professor, and a recovering administrator, I have followed the recent developments at Georgetown with a special interest. The university would likely not still be in existence without the sale of slaves from Jesuit plantations in 1838.