2019-04-01 12:33:28

Suit Against Harvard University Shines a Light on School's Racist Past

"Harvard University’s professor Louis Agassiz was a racist," says attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing the Lanier family as they sue the school for the rights to photographs of their distant relatives. The photos were of slaves and commissioned by Agassiz as part of his work in race science. "He wrote all these horrible things about black people to justify the continued enslavement of black people."

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