Lanier’s lawyers argued in a hearing today that she could seek possession of the daguerreotypes of her enslaved ancestors via equitable jurisdiction.
Harvard Names Graduate School After Republican Megadonor
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences now carries the name of Kenneth C. Griffin, backer of candidates pushing anti-LGBTQ+ laws and climate change denial.
Harvard Admits Owning Hair Samples of 700 Native American Students
The university said it will return the samples, some of which were used in research that directly or indirectly supported scientific racism.
Tamara Lanier May Sue Harvard for “Emotional Distress” Over Images of Enslaved Ancestors, Court Rules
But the court ruled unanimously that Harvard was not legally obligated to return the photographs.
Harvard Holds Remains of 7,000 Native Americans and 19 Possible Enslaved People, Leaked Draft Says
“For too long, these remains have been separated from their individuality, their history, and their communities,” reads a report obtained by the Harvard Crimson.
Harvard Is Paying a Small Price for Laundering Its Past
The first and best thing the university can do to atone for its past of exploitation and profiteering is simply to renounce its present-day exploitation and profiteering.
Harvard Enslaved Over 70 People, New Report Finds
The school announced a $100 million fund to “redress” its legacies with slavery, but holds on to daguerreotypes of Tamara Lanier’s enslaved ancestors.
Tamara Lanier’s Fight for the Photographs of Her Enslaved Ancestors at Harvard
In this episode of the Hyperallergic podcast, Lanier talks about her continuing quest for justice that includes the return of the daguerreotypes depicting her enslaved ancestors.
US Institutions Received Millions From Russian Oligarchs
The Guggenheim Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art are among the many that have benefited from Kremlin-backed wealth.
Props from TV Show Dickinson Acquired by Emily Dickinson Museum and Harvard University
Hundreds of period-appropriate set items, costumes, and paper facsimiles of Dickinson’s writings were gifted to the museums.
Legal Precedents or Reparations? Lawsuit Against Harvard May Decide Who Owns Images of Enslaved People
Tamara Lanier’s battle for the ownership of her ancestors’ images is forcing the law to contend with the the institution of chattel slavery in interpreting intellectual property parameters.
After Student Pressure, Harvard Law School Ditches Logo Connected to Slavery
The former shield featured the family crest of Isaac Royall, Jr., who made his wealth through the labor of enslaved people.