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The Radical Blackness of Ebony Magazine

The publication was revolutionary for its depiction of middle-class African-American life.
Ebony’s Historic Photo Archive Sells for $30 Million to Group Led by J. Paul Getty Trust

Ebony’s Historic Photo Archive Sells for $30 Million to Group Led by J. Paul Getty Trust

Seven decades’ worth of historic Ebony magazine photos documenting black life, both the everyday and the extraordinary, sold for $30 million at auction to a group of philanthropic organizations led by
Ebony’s Photo Archives Were on the Verge of Being Hidden Away Forever. Now They Will Be Made Public.

Ebony’s Photo Archives Were on the Verge of Being Hidden Away Forever. Now They Will Be Made Public.

The collection, auctioned to a group of foundations, includes more than 4 million prints and negatives. They will be accessible to researchers and the public.

A Last Look at Ebony’s Archives, Before They’re Sold

The most significant collection of photographs depicting African-American life in the 20th century is being auctioned. Historians fear the archive could end up hidden away.

A Last Look at Ebony’s Archives, Before They’re Sold

The most significant collection of photographs depicting African-American life in the 20th century is being auctioned. Historians fear the archive could end up hidden away.
Historic Ebony Photos Set to Be Auctioned Off for at Least $13,000,000

Historic Ebony Photos Set to Be Auctioned Off for at Least $13,000,000

Photos from the Ebony magazine archives detailing some 70 years of African American life and history, including images of Emmett Till, Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Coretta Scott King and so many more, are