FREE RENTY: LANIER V. HARVARD – Beyond Boundaries Film Series

Free Renty: Lanier v. Harvard

Directed by David Grubin. 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.

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Thursday, February 9, 2023


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



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Burchfield Penney Art Center
1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202


Buffalo International Film Festival
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