Harvard law school drops official shield over slavery links

University committee rules shield donated by family that built wealth through slavery does not reflect institution’s values Harvard law school’s shield is based on the crest of Isaac Royal Snr, who built much of his wealth through slave labor in the Caribbean and Massachusetts. Photograph: Chitose Suzuki/AP Harvard law school will remove its official shield following months of protest at the symbol’s ties to an 18th-century slaveholder. A committee at the prestigious university, which counts president Barack Obama among its alumni, was convened to rule on the issue and on…

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