Last night, the Harvard University community came together in solidarity for the national ‪#‎studentblackout‬ demonstration. This morning, we woke up to find black tape slashed across the portraits of black professors. We are devastated—for our colleagues, for our students, for our community, and for a world that in so many ways does not acknowledge that ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬.

Our doors are open for anyone in our community who wants to talk about this, and about how we can partner together for change- today and every day.

Below, a portrait of Prof. Randall Kennedy surrounded by notes of love and support from the HLS community. As Harvard police began its investigation into the vandalism this morning as a hate crime, these notes appeared around the portraits of every black professor at HLS.

Faculty portrait of Randall Kennedy with stickie notes pinned around the frame with written messages of support.

Below, images from the student protest the night before (taken by Gabbie Follett, HRP program assistant).