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City Lights: Mélisande Short-Colomb Says Here I Am

You may have heard of Mélisande Short-Colomb: She made national headlines when she enrolled at Georgetown as a freshman in 2017 at the age of 63. The attention was mostly because she’d moved from her home in New Orleans to attend the school that profited off of the sale of her enslaved ancestors in 1838. In her time at Georgetown, she’s been involved in advocacy around the GU272, as the people who were sold are known, including championing a student referendum for a semesterly fee to benefit descendants and a leadership role in the GU272 Descendants Association. Her newest project is the play Here I Am […]