What drives someone to build an archive? What feeds their impulse to collect? Who will find value in this preserved history?
In Black Archives’ first issue, we explore these foundational questions through the I. Henry Phillips collection, Marion Stokes’s story, and personal family reflections from the Black Archives community.
We map the points where the personal intersects with the political and uncover how living with a sense of history helps to create legacy. Both a blueprint and a mirror, this issue challenges us to consider how we will tell and preserve our own stories.