Data Collection

Du Bois’ Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America

Infographics of African-American Life in the 1900’s

[A series of statistical charts illustrating the condition of the descendants of former African slaves now in residence in the United States of America] Proportion of freemen and slaves among American Negroes.

In 1900 W.E.B. Du Bois and his team used visualisations for the Exposition Universelle, in Paris,to highlight why the African diaspora was being held back.

[The Georgia Negro] City and rural population. 1890. Graph shows numbers of African Americans living in small and large cities compared to rural environments.

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