We Need Your Help!
On September 10th, a judge will hear oral arguments related to Harvard's 'Motion to Dismiss' this case. We must move quickly to inform and garner as much support as possible for Papa Renty and Delia. YOU can make a difference - see below how you can help.
BE HEARD, BE SEEN and BE RECOGNIZED because YOU MATTER!
Email Harvard President Lawrence Bacow and demand that the university surrender the images of Papa Renty and Delia to Tamara's family. It’s been almost two centuries, but it’s never too late to do the right thing. #FreeRenty
tell harvard to free renty!
A Call for More Student Video Letters!
Submit a 15-30 second video statement to Harvard stating why it is important to YOU that the University surrender images of Renty and Delia to their family.
These are Harvard students who are asking that the images be surrendered to the certified descendants of Renty and Delia. We'll add your video to this loop.
We each identify with this case in unique ways. The Coalition would like to highlight how this case impacts each of us, but we need your help. Just a few seconds can make a big difference.
Please submit your video to
Join the Harvard Coalition to Free Renty
A student-led coalition to #FREERENTY calls upon Harvard University and the Peabody Museum to surrender images of these individuals to their family and support reparations discussions. Stop Harvard from using property law to maintain ownership of slave images.
Full info HERE - Law vs Morality
Sign the Petition NOW
This petition is an effort to spread awareness, while respectfully requesting the surrender of these images, and their rights, to the rightful descendants (family). After 170 years, let them go home. Set a new standard for Harvard that all students, faculty and the community can respect.
Webinar - 'Lanier v. Harvard: The Power of Black Images & Identity'
Show your support by joining this webinar - spread the word!
Please follow this link for updated details as they are confirmed.
TUESDAY, SEPT 8TH
7:00 p.m. EST
Use Social Media to Share & Get the Word Out ASAP
The court date is set. On September 10th, a judge will hear oral arguments related to Harvard's 'Motion to Dismiss' this case. We must move quickly to inform and garner as much support as possible for Papa Renty and Delia.