In the Spring, we announced that our Black History Collection has been digitized by the USC Imaging & Media Lab to be made available online. The number of records on the site now surpasses 600, and that number will continue to grow as USC continues to upload the digitized artifacts in groups. This photo shows Porter Ballard, his sister Myrtis, Miss Hicks, and two unidentified women in 1916 (BH-D-5-7-7); . To view all of the photos currently available, visit http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/digital/collection/p15799coll118
This project is part of a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the University of Southern California’s L.A. as Subject Community Histories Digitization Project. The project adds to the visibility of collections that document underrepresented community histories.