Jan. 17, 2020 - Ashley McKinless and Zac Davis of the Jesuitical podcast from America Media interview SHMR project members about the lives of the enslaved people owned by the Jesuits in the Midwest, how they are working with living descendants and the meaning of reconciliation.
Jan. 6, 2020 - America Magazine Contributor Sean Salai, SJ, interviewed the Slavery, History, Memory and Reconciliation team on the project and its efforts to reach out to descendants of the enslaved.
July 22, 2019 - The last 12 months have been a time of growth for the Slavery, History, Memory and Reconciliation (SHMR) Project, created to learn more about the lived experiences of the men, women and children enslaved by Jesuits in the 19th century.
April 1, 2019 - On a clear, cool day in March, a small group of Jesuit colleagues made a somber journey. The group visited several locales to visit sites of significance to the early Jesuits in St. Louis and to the people enslaved by those Jesuits.
March 6, 2019 - The Slavery, History, Memory and Reconciliation Project (SHMR) gained a new project coordinator. Laura Weis, Ph.D., joined the initiative in January.
June 8, 2018 - More than 130 members of the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province gathered in St. Louis for Province Day, to learn more about the province’s history of slaveholding.
July 22, 2018 - Enslaved people were critical to the expansion of Saint Louis University and the Jesuits relied on their forced labor in construction building, farming, and domestic work from 1823 until the abolition of slavery.
May 2018 – Read the project status report, including its historical findings and commitment to learning more.
April 18, 2017 – Read Fr. Timothy Kesicki's remarks on behalf of the Society of Jesus in the United States, at the Georgetown University Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition and Hope.
November 14, 2018 – In partnership with the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province, Saint Louis University joins the Universities Studying Slavery (USS) consortium.
September 19, 2016 – Read the initial statement from the Jesuits USA Central and Southern (UCS) Province, which began the process of researching the history of Jesuit slaveholding in what is now UCS Province.
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