Rare Black Images, Finally Up for Grabs

The Ebony Collection and more are offering an amazing peek into our history for the very first time.

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Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., is founder and editor-in-chief of the Burton Wire. A media scholar and critic who is an expert on the intersection of race, class, gender and sexuality with film, television and new media, Burton is associate professor of communication and media studies at Goucher College in Baltimore. Follow her on Twitter.

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PHOTOS: The Ebony Collection

Check out vintage shots of Marvin Gaye, Eartha Kitt and more in this sneak peek from the photo archive.