Getty Images, alongside the Getty Family and the Philanthropic community, Stand Together, have announced the recipients of the inaugural Getty Images Photo Archive Grant for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

TheGrio reports that North Carolina Central University (NCCU), Jackson State, Claflin University, and Prairie View A&M University received a $500,000 grant to digitize their archival photographic libraries.

Approximately 200,000 archival photos from the selected universities will be digitized as part of the grant to preserve the photographic history of HBCUs. 

Archivists from each HBCU will participate in the photo digitization process with Adnet Global. Adnet Global is a renowned post-production agency specializing in digitization, restoration, and access to analog historical collections.