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EBONY Magazine Throwbacks

Look smart and own a piece of history.

By Adena Andrews November 12, 2012, 01:43 PM EST

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Black and white photos make you look smart and hip. Just ask the folks at Instagram. Now you can look even smarter and hipper with a print from the Ebony Collection: a compilation of 2,000 photos chronicling the Black American experience over the past 70 years. Johnson Publishing Company, publisher of Ebony and Jet magazine scoured through millions of images in their library to select the most iconic images of black life in the United States.

“A story. A memory. A moment sealed in time—epitomizes each photograph featured in the EBONY Collection,” said Johnson Rice. “Since 1942, my family has captured history-making pictures and shared them with our readers. I am thrilled to share these legendary threads of history with the world.”

Grab a picture of The G.O.A.T looking so pretty or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the front lines or Ms. Diana Ross teaching starlets how it’s done. Even if you don’t dig black and white photos, your IQ will jump once you frame one of these. Trust me.

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Adena is a writer for The Shadow League who has written for NBA.com, espnW, and CBSSports.com. A proud USC grad, you can follow her on Twitter @adena_andrews.

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