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Ebony Magazine has created an online curated collection that holds 5 million images of what the Black experience since 1942, including  photographs of civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., singer Billie Holiday and boxer Muhammad Ali. Linda Johnson-Rice, the Chairman of Johnson Publishing, says its part of the legacy of African-American accomplishment that Ebony Magazine has covered for years.

“We’ve got everyone from Michael Jackson to Martin Luther King,” says Johnson. “This is something that’s been chronicled by Ebony since inception and not only celebrities but human interest stories as well, she says. “So for the past 70 years we’ve chronicled everything from African American’s that were of importance. It’s a very curated collection and some of the pictures I’ve curated myself. They’re available in print from $39.99 to $200 and we’ll deliver them to you,” Johnson-Rice said.

The photos are both Black and white and in color and were taken by iconic Ebony photographers like Moneta Sleet, Jr. and others. It’s a way to own a piece of Black history.

As for Ebony magazine, it’s still around of course, although Jet Magazine is now online only. Johnson-Rice says that a subscription now costs just $11.97 and you can go right to Ebony.com and subscribe (look to the bottom of the page where it says “Subscribe Today.”

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Some of the photos available for sale from the Ebony archives:

Muhammad Ali vs. Floyd Patterson:

Muhammad Ali delivers a devastating blow to Floyd Patterson during the WBC Championship fight on November 22, 1965 in Las Vegas. Ali emerged victorious after a 12-round decision in his favor. (Herbert Nipson/Ebony Collection)

Muhammad Ali delivers a devastating blow to Floyd Patterson during the WBC Championship fight on November 22, 1965 in Las Vegas. Ali emerged victorious after a 12-round decision in his favor. (Herbert Nipson/Ebony Collection)

Billie Holliday:

Lady Day herself, Billie Holiday, is photographed in front of a large billboard advertising her name in this undated photo. (Moneta Sleet, Jr./Ebony Collection)

Lady Day herself, Billie Holiday, is photographed in front of a large billboard advertising her name in this undated photo. (Moneta Sleet, Jr./Ebony Collection)

Diana Ross:

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You can purchase the photos, framed and unframed HERE

 

 

 

 

 

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