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The Supreme Court of Massachusetts will hear the case of Harvard v Lanier on Nov 1, 2021.

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Free Renty: Lanier v Harvard

Fri - Oct 15, 2021

GlobeDocs Film tells the story of Tamara Lanier, an African American Woman determined to force Harvard University to cede possession of daguerreotypes of her great-great-great grandfather, an enslaved man named Renty. The daguerreotypes were commissioned in 1850 by a Harvard professor to "prove" the superiority of the white race. The images remain emblematic of America's failure to acknowledge the cruelty of slavery, the racist science that supported it and the white supremacy that continues to infect our society today. The film focuses on Lanier and tracks her lawsuit against Harvard, and features attorney Benjamin Crump, author Ta-Nehisi Coates and scholars Ariella Azoulay and Tina Campt.

In person Guests:  David Grubin

$5 OFF Tickets for Harvard students - Use promo code:  GLOBESTUDENT

Link for tickets to the in-person screening:  HERE

Link for tickets to the virtual screening:  HERE


You're invited to join a meeting hosted by (HSMBB):


Featuring Meredith McKinney, M.S.

DATE:  Thursday, Oct 29th, 2020

TIME:  5 - 6 pm EST


   UPDATE:  Hearing is 

Scheduled for Tuesday, Oct 20th, 2-4:00 pm ET

Please Register to Watch


Lanier v. Harvard - Show YOUR support . . .

This is an open courtroom.  Anyone who wishes to be present are strongly encouraged to attend (even virtually).

This court date is established to hear arguments supporting Tamara Lanier's request that Harvard University release daguerreotypes of her enslaved descendants, Papa Renty and Delia, to the family.

Harvard and Slavery:  Then & Now


Friday, Sep 25th, 1:00 pm ET



A student-organized convening that connects past and present struggles to shed light on the life and afterlife of slavery at Harvard.


About this Event

Harvard & Slavery: Then & Now is a student-organized convening that connects past and present struggles to shed light on the life and afterlife of slavery at Harvard. By refusing the administration’s argument that Harvard’s relationship to economies of captivity are exclusively historical, Harvard & Slavery: Then & Now brings together students, professors, and community members whose work highlights how Harvard has built and continues to sustain itself on the value extracted from caged, confined, and catalogued Black persons.

The convening will commence with a grounding conversation between Tamara Lanier, the courageous litigant who has taken Harvard to court for the images of her enslaved ancestors Renty and Delia, and Caitlin Hopkins, Ph.D., who was the Research Associate for the Harvard and Slavery Project from 2017-19 and part of the Universities Studying Slavery consortium. In the second half of the convening, student researchers and organizers will present their work pertaining to the past and presence of slavery at Harvard.

The convening will take place by Zoom on Friday, September 25, at 1pm ET. Organized entirely by students, the convening will be free and open to the public. All are encouraged to attend.

    Tuesday, Sept 8th, 7:00 p.m. EST

Webinar - "Lanier v. Harvard:  The Power of Black Images & Identity"

Sponsored by GAASA - The Generational African-American Students Association of Harvard


February 6, 2020

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley District Visit

Join The Harvard Coalition to Free Renty for an informal opportunity to voice your support and share your thoughts on reparations and the Harvard legal case to #FREERENTY.

1700 Dorchester Ave,

Boston, MA 02124, USA

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February 4, 2020

Social Reparations "Beyond the 40 Acres"

Join us to explore new concepts of social reparations, consider legal burdens of verbal lineage & share your thoughts of the ongoing legal battle related to slave images & the rights of slave descendants.

Boylston Hall

Cambridge, MA

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