Tag: Slaves

Arlington House

Former Virginia Mansion of Robert E. Lee Reopens With a Focus on the Enslaved Lives Who Once Lived There

When the historic Washington D.C. landmark Arlington House closed in 2018 for refurbishment, no one could have guessed it would be three full years before it welcomed its next group of visitors. When the National Park Service finally reopened those doors to the public on Tuesday, June 8, it wasn’t…

Harvard University is Profiting from Photos of Slaves: Lawsuit

Harvard University has been using and profiting from the photographs of two slaves in South Carolina, known as Renty and Delia, in their attempt to “confront” its ties to slavery. However, in doing so, Renty and Delia’s descendant, Tamara Lanier, is suing Harvard University for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation”…