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Harvard must face lawsuit over 'horrific' slave photos -Massachusetts court

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Massachusetts' top appellate court found that Harvard University does not legally have to hand over pictures of slaves taken for a racist 1850 study. But it called the result "unjust" and said the school could be sued for the way it treated the plaintiff. In a 91-page opinion, the Supreme Judicial Court sharply criticized the actions of Harvard past and present.
Harvard must face lawsuit over 'horrific' slave photos -Massachusetts court
6 days ago·Boston, United States

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Harvard must face lawsuit over 'horrific' slave photos -Massachusetts court

Massachusetts' highest court on Thursday ruled that Harvard University can be sued for mistreating a descendant of slaves who were forced to be photographed in 1850 for a study by a professor trying to prove the inferiority of Black people.

6 days ago·United Kingdom
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Court: Harvard can be sued for distress over slave photos

A Connecticut woman who says she's descended from slaves shown in widely published, historical photos owned by Harvard University can sue the school for emotional distress. The top court in

6 days ago·United States
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Harvard Must Face Lawsuit Over 'Horrific' Slave Photos -Massachusetts Court

Massachusetts' highest court on Thursday ruled that Harvard University can be sued for mistreating a descendant of slaves who were forced to be photographed in 1850 for a study by a professor trying to prove the inferiority of Black people.

6 days ago·United States
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News24

Harvard University should be sued over 'horrific' slave photos, court rules

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

6 days ago·South Africa
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CBS News

Massachusetts court rules Harvard can be sued for distress over slave photos

The court concluded Tamara Lanier can plausibly make a case for suffering "negligent and indeed reckless infliction of emotional distress"

6 days ago·New York, United States
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Los Angeles Times

Harvard can be sued for distress over slave photos, Massachusetts high court rules

A woman who says she's descended from slaves shown in historical photos owned by Harvard can sue the university for emotional distress, court rules.

6 days ago·Los Angeles, United States
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