August 7, 1962, a student at the Jamaican School of Arts and Crafts models a bust of a woman in clay. Photo by Central Press/Getty Images
From a black-and-white portrait of a reclining James Baldwin to a snapshot of a father and daughter on a Harlem park bench, a new archive from Getty gives free access to thousands of images devoted to Black history and culture. The huge collection, which together with the historians and educators Dr. Deborah Willis, Jina DuVernay, Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, Dr. Developed by Mark Sealy MBE and Renée Mussai, it includes 30,000 photographs taken in the US and UK and is available free of charge. commercial, educational use. Requests for access are now possible.
Arranged by decade from 1800 to 2020, the Black History & Culture Collection offers a broad, diverse look at the people, events, and undeniably influential movements that continue to shape life to this day. The collection can be further searched by type and subject, which includes everything from arts and entertainment to politics and sports. You’ll find a curated selection of images from multimedia platform Black Archives, who have partnered with Getty to highlight specific moments from the collection. (via Peta Pixels)
A father and daughter sit on a bench in Harlem Meer, Central Park, New York City, New York, 1948. Photo by Slim Aarons/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
A group of girls in dresses and ballet slippers watch a girl perform dance moves while a woman accompanies her on an upright piano, 1920s or 1930s. Photo by FPG/Getty Images
Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates testifies during a hearing on reparations for slavery held by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties June 19, 2019 in Washington, DC Formed to study and develop reparations proposals for African Americans . Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images
1919 in New York. A parade in silent protest (anti-lynching) in Harlem. Photo by Bettmann/Getty Images
American singer and actress Eartha Kitt (1927 to 2008, right) as a member of the Katherine Dunham Company, circa 1945. With her are other members of the dance company, Lawaune Ingram, Lucille Ellis and Richardena Jackson. Photo by FPG/Stock Photos/Getty Images
A photograph of author James Baldwin smoking a cigarette. Photo by Bettman/UPI/Getty Images
A mural of two hands holding up a dove symbolizing peace, possibly in the United States, circa 1960. The mural is signed by various artists and the words “Para Todas”, “For All”, are in Spanish and English visible. Photo by Frederic Lewis/Stock Photos/Getty Images
Botanist George Washington Carver donated $33,000 in cash to the Tuskegee Institute to set up a fund to continue the agricultural and chemical work he had started. Photo by Bettmann/UPI/Getty Images
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