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Johnson Publishing plans to sell millions of photos documenting 70 years of black history

Johnson Publishing Company shocked many late last month with the news it was putting the historic photo archives containing five millions images up for sell to help sustain the business. The company said the images, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of Coretta Scott King and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., appraised for $40 million. Luvvie Ajayi, creator of the AwesomelyLuvvie.com blog and co-founder of the Red Pump Project, wrote an open letter to Johnson Publishing about what she thinks should be done with the collection. She joins us in studio along with Raymond Thomas, a former art director and creative manager for Johnson Publishing Company. (Photo: Flickr/Cliff)

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