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Harvard sued by 'descendant of slave for profiting from photos'

Harvard sued by 'descendant of slave for profiting from photos'
Thursday 21
21:30 2019

Image copyright Getty Images The descendent of a black American slave has sued Harvard University, claiming the college profits from images of her alleged ancestor. The pictures, commissioned in 1850 by a professor seeking to prove that blacks were an inferior species, is believed to among the first photos of US slaves. Tamara Lanier's lawsuit says the school is "perpetuating the systematic subversion of black property rights". It comes as several US universities grapple with their racist histories. Harvard spokesman Jonathan Swain told the Associated Press the university "has not yet been served, and with that is in no position ...

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Summary: The university continues to profit off of photos that belong to descendants of slaves, a lawsuit claims.

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