More than a million people read the first story that I wrote back in 2016. Hundreds of people discovered that their ancestors had been enslaved and sold by the priests who built Georgetown and the early Catholic Church and they pressed Georgetown and the Jesuits to take concrete steps to make amends. In September of 2016, Georgetown, which began wrestling with its history before my first story ran, became the first major university to offer preference in admissions to descendants. Three years later, the university’s leaders announced that the college would raise $400,000 a year for projects to benefit descendants. In 2021, the Jesuits, in partnership with three descendant leaders, promised to raise $100 million to benefit descendants, who now number in the thousands, and to promote racial reconciliation initiatives. The move has been challenged by some descendants who say too little of the funding will go to projects benefiting their communities, and fundraising has lagged. But the agreement represents the largest effort to date by the Catholic Church to make amends for the buying, selling and enslavement of Black people in the United States.