A still from Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Marion Stokes, the black woman who preserved over 30 years of TV history

Marion Stokes's video collection will be digitized by The Internet Archive in California. This is a remarkable story. Atlas Obscura wrote about a woman who had recorded over 30 years of television on roughly 71,000 VHS and Betamax cassettes in Philadelphia. Her name was Marion Stokes. Marion began her recordings in the 70s all the …