W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits, 1900
By careinstructions.info
August 13, 2020
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W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits, 1900 By careinstructions.info Drawings by:
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

In 1900, at the Paris Exposition, W.E.B. Du Bois presented a series of charts, graphs, and maps to visually depict inequality in the United States. As a writer, sociologist, and activist, these data visualizations draw together Du Bois’s understanding of the societal divides and segregation. Nine years later, on his lifelong path to advocate for equal rights, Du Bois co-founded the NAACP.

“Assessed Values of Household and Kitchen Furniture Owned by Georgia Negroes”

“Assessed Valuation of all Taxable Property Owned by Georgia Negroes”

“City and Rural Population. 1890”

"Valuation and City Property Owned by Georgia Negroes"

“Proportion of Freemen and Slaves among American Negroes”

  • "The exhibit was a joint effort between Daniel Murray, the Assistant Librarian of Congress, Thomas J. Calloway, a lawyer and the primary organizer of the exhibit, and W. E. B. Du Bois. The goal of the exhibition was to demonstrate progress and commemorate the lives of African Americans at the turn of the century."
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