Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules Woman Can Sue Harvard University For Using Photos Of Enslaved Ancestors
"As a free Black man, I am honored to have been at the forefront of this fight against the lasting remnants of slavery and the very institutions that benefited from the exploitation of Black ancestors," Ben Crump said.
June 28, 2022 at 10:18 pm
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump has secured a history-making win on behalf of Tamara Lanier, whose legal case against Harvard University made it all the way up to the Massachusetts Supreme Court.
Today’s landmark ruling from the Mass. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Tamara Lanier, the direct descendent of a slave, Congo “Papa” Renty, allowing Lanier her day in court against Harvard for their ongoing use and monetization of her ancestor’s image! pic.twitter.com/L3SKig1Kvu— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) June 23, 2022