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Cheryllyn Branche, vice president of the GU272 Descendants Association, speaks at a listening session Dec. 9, 2017 for descendants of 272 enslaved persons the Jesuits of Georgetown University sold to a Louisiana plantation owner in 1838. At left is Jesuit Fr. Tim Kesicki, president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, and at right is Jesuit Fr. Bob Hussey, provincial of the Jesuits' Maryland Province. (CNS/Clarion Herald/Peter Finney Jr.)