Ebony’s Photo Archive Goes for $30 Million, for Future in Public View

"We...cannot even fully measure what it is going to mean to have these images available," remarked Mellon Foundation President Elizabeth Alexander, on the acquisition and donation of the Ebony and Jet photographic archives.

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Julie Bosman, "Ebony’s Photo Archive Goes for $30 Million, for Future in Public View," The New York Times, July 25, 2019.

Robert Channick, "Ebony Photo Archives Sold for $30M, With Plan to Donate Collection to Smithsonian and Other Museums to Ensure Public Access," Chicago Tribune, July 25, 2019.

Jesse Holland, "Smithsonian, Other Institutions to Get Ebony Photo Archive," Washington Post (via Associated Press), July 25, 2019.

Jackie Mansky, "Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch Weighs In on Legendary Photo Archive of African-American Life," Smithsonian, July 26, 2019.