Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow has appointed a committee to look into replacing the school’s controversial shiled which includes three sheaves of wheat that represent the Isaac Royall family, who helped fund the school’s founding but was also a notorious slave owner.

The Royall family is tied to the founding of Harvard’s law school through donated funds and land used for the school. But as the “Royall Must Fall” group contended in an open letter in November, the family was also notorious for being brutal slavers, an image which the school should divest itself from. Read more…

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