W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America
The colorful charts, graphs, and maps presented at the 1900 Paris Exposition by famed sociologist and black rights activist W. E. B. Du Bois offered a view into the lives of black Americans, conveying a literal and figurative representation of "the color line." From advances in education to the lingering effects of slavery, these prophetic infographics—beautiful in design and powerful in content— make visible a wide spectrum of black experience. W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits collects the complete set of graphics in full color for the first time, making their insights and innovations available to a contemporary imagination.
Edited by Whitney Battle-Baptiste and Britt Rusert. Published by the Princeton Architectural Press, 2018. 144 pages, hardcover.