A slave court in Abyssinia where all disputes were heard before the Ras or petty king. This photograph (Neg. 147) forms part of the Harris lantern slide collection and was used in the Harris lecture 'Freedom for the Slaves'. The photographs of Alice Seeley Harris and her husband John Harris constituted part of what was probably the first orchestrated multimedia campaign against widespread human rights abuses. Although the caption on the original slide was 'Abyssinian slave court', the title on another copy of this photograph was 'German East African slaves, 1933'.