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      Free Renty: Lanier v. Harvard

      2021 1h 35m Documentary List
      Reviews FREE RENTY tells the story of Tamara Lanier, an African American woman determined to force Harvard University to cede possession of daguerreotypes of her great-great-great grandfather, an enslaved man named Renty. The daguerreotypes were commissioned in 1850 by a Harvard professor to "prove" the superiority of the white race. The images remain emblematic of America's failure to acknowledge the cruelty of slavery, the racist science that supported it and the white supremacy that continues to infect our society today. The film focuses on Lanier and tracks her lawsuit against Harvard, and features attorney Benjamin Crump, author Ta-Nehisi Coates and scholars Ariella Azoulay and Tina Campt. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Lovia Gyarkye Hollywood Reporter Free Renty offers an enduring lesson in how claims to certain histories have never been neutral territory. Nov 19, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis FREE RENTY tells the story of Tamara Lanier, an African American woman determined to force Harvard University to cede possession of daguerreotypes of her great-great-great grandfather, an enslaved man named Renty. The daguerreotypes were commissioned in 1850 by a Harvard professor to "prove" the superiority of the white race. The images remain emblematic of America's failure to acknowledge the cruelty of slavery, the racist science that supported it and the white supremacy that continues to infect our society today. The film focuses on Lanier and tracks her lawsuit against Harvard, and features attorney Benjamin Crump, author Ta-Nehisi Coates and scholars Ariella Azoulay and Tina Campt.
      Director
      David Grubin
      Producer
      David Grubin
      Production Co
      David Grubin Productions
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 35m
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