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Harvard Lawsuit Is ‘Precedent-Setting’ Case on History of Enslavement

Robert Valencia
Mar 23, 2019 - 5:00


This week’s lawsuit against Harvard University for the use of two daguerreotypes depicting two enslaved people in 1850 keeps gaining momentum — at a time when debates on reparations, the US role in enslavement, and the rise of white supremacy have taken center stage.


Connecticut resident Tamara Lanier claims to be the descendant of Renty and Delia — the father and daughter who were stripped to the waist and photographed from frontal and side profiles in what is believed to be the first photographed...

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2 Replies to “Harvard Lawsuit Is ‘Precedent-Setting’ Case on History of Enslavement”

  1. This definitely a compelling story. Perhaps this is the start to bring and keep the conversation of reparations in the for front. America must accept the history it promulgated and lived by. I applaud Ms Lanier for standing strong.
    D. Battle

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