Descendants of enslaved people join dig on former Jesuit plantation


(RNS) — Vickie White Nelson, 49, has deep roots in southern Maryland. Her ancestor, Regis Gough — her mother’s great-great-grandfather — was enslaved on a plantation there owned by Jesuits and is listed among the Georgetown University 272, a list of enslaved persons the Jesuits sold to Louisiana plantations. But for some mysterious reason, Gough … Read more