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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...

Jun 14, 2021