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The World Is Watching: Woman Suing Harvard for Photos of Enslaved Ancestors Says History Is At Stake


April 01, 2019 - 365 views

Who has the right to own photos of slaves? Democracy NOW spoke with Tamara Lanier, the great-great-great-granddaughter of Papa Renty, the enslaved man whose image was captured in a 19th century photograph currently owned by Harvard University. She is suing the school, accusing it of unfairly profiting from the images. We also speak with her attorney, Benjamin Crump.