A collection of photos from Ebony and Jet magazines is auctioned off for $30 million

(CNN)An archive of over 4 million historic photos from Ebony and Jet magazines was sold at auction Thursday for $30 million to a group of foundations. Though it’s unclear when the photos will be on public display, Miller said that the next step is inspecting all the materials and making sure all of the archives are properly documented so they can be digitized. The history of the modern African-American experience The archive contains photos from 1945 to 2015, with about 1 million printed images, 3 million negatives and contact sheets, and several thousand hours of video footage. In total, the collection is worth about $47 million. “There is no greater repository of the history of the modern African-American experience than …