Despite the nor’easter raging outside, co-authors Rachel L. Swarns and Darcy Eveleigh detailed the story behind all the stories captured in Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives to a rapt audience. Their colleague Marc Lacey, the national editor at The New York Times, had encouraged them to dig into the stories behind these rich images Darcy unearthed in the photo archives or “morgue” at the Times. The result was a stunning series of unpublished photos and glimpses into the lives of African Americans in the 20th century and a fascinating conversation at MPL.
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Photo credit: Chanda Hall