Hear Tamara Lanier explain how buying a salad at an ice cream store and a promise to her dying mother led to discovering that Harvard University possessed images of her enslaved great, great, great grandfather, Renty Taylor, and his daughter, Delia. Learn how oral history, research and luck led to that discovery and how that discovery has led to a landmark lawsuit against Harvard over who owns the record of past injustices and whether past injustices are relevant in determining ownership.
Presented by local Guilford affiliate Witness to History: Slavery in Guilford and the Guilford Free Library. Please click here for more details.
Witness to History: Slavery in Guilford seeks to uncover the history of slavery in our town, examine its legacy, and share what we learn.