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Former Ebony publishing company is auctioning off its historic photo archive, containing more than 4 million photos, to pay its creditors | CNN

Leah Asmelash and Brian Ries, CNN, CNN Author James Baldwin photographed leaving his home. (G. Marshall Wilson/Johnson Publishing Company). Featured Image NN – Ebony and Jet magazines were once pinnacles of black American culture. Their photographs were windows into intimate moments of black celebrities, and they were known for their everyday depictions of middle class black life, especially Ebony magazine. “It was Ebony that took to remind America of black people’s humanity,” said Jeffrey McCune, a professor of African and African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. “It colored black life in spectrum.” A significant portion of that […]

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