Black History Month Film Screening - Free Renty: Lanier v. Harvard - Sat. 2/17
Join Groton Parks and Recreation at Thrive 55+ (102 Newtown Rd.) on Saturday, February 17 at 5PM for a screening of Free Renty: Lanier v. Harvard which follows the story of Tamara Lanier, an African American woman from Norwich, CT fighting Harvard University for the rights to daguerreotypes of her great-great-great grandfather, an enslaved man named Renty. This event is FREE with prior registration. Visit GrotonCT.MyRec.Com to register now! Limited seating. Light refreshments provided.
Preview the film at FreeRentyFilm.com
Read about it in the New York Times:
Who Should Own Photos of Slaves? The Descendants, Not Harvard, a Lawsuit Says
Your Ancestors Were Slaves. Who Owns the Photos of Them?
Images of Slaves Are Property of Harvard, Not a Descendant, Judge Rules