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The Slavery, History, Memory and Reconciliation Project

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.

Walking on Hallowed Ground

On a clear, cool day in March, a small group of Jesuit colleagues made a somber journey. The group of eight visited several locales in north St. Louis County, outside St. Louis. Their quest: to visit sites of significance to the early Jesuits in St. Louis and to the people enslaved by those Jesuits.