Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives

Edited by Darcy Eveleigh, Dana Canedy, Damien Cave and Rachel L. Swarns

Hundreds of stunning images from black history have long been buried in the New York Times archives. None of them were published by the Times—until now. UNSEEN uncovers these never-before seen photos and investigates the stories behind them.

In February 2016 the Times discovered dozens of photographs and then chronicled them in the popular blog series Unpublished Black History. UNSEEN dives even deeper in the Times photo archives to showcase 120 more photographs and their untold stories. The never-before-published photographs include a 27-year-old Jesse Jackson leading a rally in Chicago, Rosa Parks arriving at a Montgomery courthouse, and a back-stage shot of Aretha Franklin. Were the photos—or the people in them—not deemed newsworthy enough? Did they miss deadline? Were they replaced by words? The Times team explores racial bias in this one-of-a-kind book.

Darcy Eveleigh is a photo editor the New York Times and the creator and editor of The Lively Morgue blog.

Dana Canedy is senior editor at the New York Times, where she has been a journalist for twelve years. In 2001, she was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for "How Race Is Lived in America," a series on race relations in the United States.

Damien Cave is the Deputy Editor for Digital on the National desk of the New York Times, where he oversees several reporters and a wide array of digital projects. He was formerly a correspondent in Mexico City, Miami, Baghdad, and Newark.

Rachel L. Swarns is a journalist and author, who covers race and race relations for the New York Times. She is the author of "American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama,'' which was published in 2012.  Her upcoming book about Georgetown's roots in slavery will be published by Random House in 2020.

Retail: $29.99 ($38.99 Can.)
Format: Hardcover with jacket
Trim size: 8" x 10"
Page count: 304

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