Discover hundreds of stunning, never-before published images from black history and their previously untold stories in Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives. Discovered by The Times photo editor Darcy Eveleigh and co-explored with colleagues Dana Canedy, Damien Cave, and Rachel L. Swarns, the images in Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives and the stories behind them were initially chronicled in the series Unpublished Black History, which ran in print and online editions of the The Times in February 2016. The series generated 1.7 million views and thousands of comments.
Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives expands upon the original series, adding many more photographs, including: a 27-year-old Jesse Jackson leading an anti-discrimination rally of in Chicago, Rosa Parks arriving at a Montgomery Courthouse in Alabama a candid behind-the-scenes shot of Aretha Franklin backstage at the Apollo Theater, Ralph Ellison on the streets of his Manhattan neighborhood, the firebombed home of Malcolm X, Myrlie Evans and her children at the funeral of her slain husband, Medgar, a wheelchair-bound Roy Campanella at the razing of Ebbets Field.
Why were these images unpublished? Were they or the people in them considered un-newsworthy? Did the images fail to arrive before the story should run? Were they deliberately overlooked? Eveleigh, Canedy, Cave, and Swarms explore all these questions and more in this one-of-a-kind book.