Descendant of two slaves who were displayed at Harvard will be allowed to sue


Massachusetts’ highest court ruled that the descendant of two enslaved African Americans whose images were used by a Harvard professor to promote racist theories can sue the school for emotional distress. 

The state’s Supreme Judicial Court said the Ivy League school engaged in ‘extreme and outrageous’ conduct when it refused to consider Tamar Lanier’s claim that she suffered emotional damage by the public display of her ancestors, the Boston Globe reported.  

Lanier had sued the university…



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