Harvard must face lawsuit over ‘horrific’ slave photos: Massachusetts court

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By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) – Massachusetts’ highest court on Thursday ruled that Harvard University can be sued for mistreating a descendent of slaves who were forced to be photographed for an 1850 study by a professor trying to prove the inferiority of Black people. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled https://tmsnrt.rs/3xH6fPa Harvard’s “horrific, historic role” in creating the images meant it had a duty to respond carefully to Tamara Lanier’s requests for information about them, which she said the university failed to do. But the court said the Ivy League school does not nee…

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