Obsidian Collection To Digitize Vintage Black Newspapers


Many organizations and institutions are working to digitize pieces of Black history. Nearly two weeks after it was announced that the African American Museum & Library at Oakland received a grant to digitize rare footage of Black protests from the 60s and 70s, the Obsidian Collection revealed that they are working to bring vintage Black newspapers to Google, Chicago Magazine reported.

The individuals behind the Obsidian Collection serve as archivists for publications that include the Baltimore Afro American, The Chicago Defender and other Black newspapers, the news outlet writes. The group has teamed up with Google Arts & Culture to cultivate online exhibitions that highlight all of the Black publications from different eras throughout American history.

“More than just digitizing…

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