Du Bois Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America

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Date & Time: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Du Bois Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America

A public discussion of Du Bois’s unparalleled snapshot of

the transatlantic black world at the turn of the 20th century

The colorful charts, graphs, and maps presented at the 1900 Paris Exposition’s “American Negro Exhibit” 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. Du Bois Data Graphics: Visualizing Black America co-editors Britt Rusert and Whitney Battle-Baptiste and contributor Mabel O. Wilson will be in conversation with Saidiya Hartman and Robert Gooding-Williams about Du Bois’s unparalleled snapshot of the transatlantic black world at the turn of the twentieth century.

Panelists:
Whitney Battle-Baptiste-University of Massachusetts Amherst
Britt RusertUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
Mabel O. Wilson – Columbia University
 
Discussants:
Saidiya Hartman-Columbia University
Robert Gooding-WilliamsColumbia University


Location: Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
2950 Broadway / 3rd floor Jamail Green Lecture hall