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Harvard Profits From Photos Of Slaves, Lawsuit Claims

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Harvard Profits From Photos Of Slaves, Lawsuit Claims

NPR - Matthew S. Schwartz

The enslaved man's name was Renty. His image adorns the cover of a Harvard publication that the university sells for $40. Tamara Lanier says "Papa Renty" is the patriarch of her family. And in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, she says Harvard is using those photos without permission — and in so doing, …

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