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UNCF, Getty Images Partner For Scholarship Program To Document HBCUs' Visual History

The United Negro College Fund is teaming up with Getty Images to invest in the future of young Black leaders and their history. According to a press release, their partnership includes creating the UNCF-Getty Images Scholarship for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The scholarship will be funded by revenue produced by the inaugural Getty Images Photo Archive Grants for HBCUs, which aims to support the digitization of HBCUs’ visual history. “We thank Getty Images for its partnership and investment in our students’ futures. The Getty Images Photo Archive Grants for HBCUs exemplifies Getty Images’ commitment to support HBCUs and to give a visual life to previously untold stories,” UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael L. Lomax said in a statement. “There is a wealth of unseen imagery within the archives of HBCUs that have rarely been seen, and these grants from Getty Images will be an essential part of the on-going documentation and preservation of Black...

Njera Perkins

Aug 12, 2021

Stand Together And Getty Images Commit $500K To Preserve HBCU's Historical Archives

A new grant is underway to preserve historical archives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). According to PR Newswire , the world’s leader in visual communication — Getty Images — is in partnership with the Getty Family and Stand Together to launch the inaugural Getty Images Photo Archive Grants for HBCUs. Stand Together , a philanthropic community created to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time, have partnered with Getty Images in order to digitize a huge part of the visual history of HBCUs. A total of $500,000 will be committed toward the digitization of two HBCU’s photographic archives and includes the digitization of up to 100,000 archival assets per Grant recipient. An opportunity to apply metadata and licensing opportunities to the winning HBCU’s existing digitized libraries will also be available to the selected institutions. “ Black history is American history,” said Grant judge, Aba Blankson, NAACP Chief Marketing and Communications...

Shanique Yates

Jun 14, 2021