African American History Culture : Images of Slaves Are Property of Harvard, Not a Descendant, Judge Rules

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Images of Slaves Are Property of Harvard, Not a Descendant, Judge Rules


... if the enslaved subjects, Renty and Delia, did not own the images when they were taken in 1850, then the woman who brought the lawsuit, Tamara Lanier, did not own them either.



The New York Times


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Tamara Lanier poses for a portrait in her Norwich, Conn., home, Feb. 28, 2019. A Massachusetts judge dismissed a lawsuit, on March 2, 2021, by a Lanier claiming that she, not Harvard University, is the rightful owner of haunting images of an enslaved father and daughter who she says were her ancestors. (Karsten Moran/The New York Times)

Tamara Lanier poses for a portrait in her Norwich, Conn., home, Feb. 28, 2019. A Massachusetts judge dismissed a lawsuit, on March 2, 2021, by a Lanier claiming that she, not Harvard University, is the rightful owner of haunting images of an enslaved father and daughter who she says were her ancestors. (Karsten Moran/The New York Times)

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