An ongoing collaborative effort between Ohio State’s Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective and Getty Images, Picturing Black History seeks to uncover untold stories and rarely seen images of the Black experience, providing new context around culturally-significant moments by bringing them into the light and into view. Blending the breadth and depth of Getty Images’ imagery archives with the renowned expertise of Origins and Ohio State’s History Department, we seek to inform, educate, and move the world forward, by exploring the past.
Learn more about Black History and the goals of the project here:
Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective connects history with today with rich stories and engaging analysis. Origins offers thoughtful, reliable, and free insight into our world’s most pressing current events through a wide range of media: short and long-form essays, the podcasts Prologued and History Talk, the Origins OSU video channel, the policy website A Well-Informed People, and a popular teacher resources. Origins aims to bring to life the words of Toni Morrison: “For insight into the complicated and complicating events … , one needs perspective, not attitudes; context, not anecdotes; analyses, not postures. For any kind of lasting illumination the focus must be on the history routinely ignored or played down or unknown.”
Origins thanks the Stanton Foundation, the Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme, and the Ohio State University Department of History, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for East Asian Studies and College of Arts and Sciences for their generous support of this collaboration.