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Building on the Legacy of the Du Bois Data Portraits

Building on the Legacy of the Du Bois Data Portraits

Includes historical context, re-creations, storytelling, and using the modern megaphone to tell your stories

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Anthony Starks

July 19, 2021
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  1. Building on the Legacy of the Du Bois Data Portraits

    Anthony Starks Allen Hillery Sekou Tyler
  2. The Philadelphia Negro, 1897 “This inquiry extended over a period

    of fifteen months, and sought to ascertain something of the geographical distribution of this race, their organizations, and above all their relation to their million white fellow-citizens”
  3. Atlanta University Debating Team, c. 1900 Women seated on steps

    of building at Atlanta University c. 1900
  4. W.E.B. DuBois in Paris 1900 Exposition of the American Negro,

    Paris, 1900
  5. Historical Context 1895 “Black America” Fair

  6. Historical Context 1895 1896 “Black America” Fair Plessy v. Ferguson

  7. Historical Context 1895 1896 1897 “Black America” Fair Plessy v.

    Ferguson Phila. Negro begins
  8. Historical Context 1895 1896 1896 1897 1898 “Black America” Fair

    Plessy v. Ferguson Phila. Negro begins Wilmington Overthrow
  9. Historical Context 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 “Black America” Fair

    Plessy v. Ferguson Phila. Negro begins Wilmington Overthrow Lynchings Peak
  10. Historical Context 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 “Black America”

    Fair Plessy v. Ferguson Phila. Negro begins Wilmington Overthrow Lynchings Peak Paris Exposition
  11. We are here This is who we are This is

    how far we have come
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  14. 22” 28”

  15. Taxonomy Bars 52.63% Maps 15.79% Blocks 14.04% Circles 12.28% Graphs

    5.26% Bars Maps Blocks Circles Graphs
  16. Bars

  17. Maps

  18. Circles

  19. Blocks

  20. Graphs

  21. Color Palette black brown tan gold pink red green blue

    #000000 #654321 #d2b48c #ffd700 #ffc0cb #dc143c #00aa00 #4682b4
  22. Typography Public Sans Charter WILLIAM

  23. Re-Creating the Du Bois Data Portraits

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  27. Pen, Ink, Watercolor, Paper, Expos 1900 Scripting, Digital Fonts, PDF,

    Internet 2019
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  29. decksh Structure Text Lists Arrows Images Graphics Charts Loops Data

    Utility
  30. Code Output Reference

  31. Storytelling

  32. Storytelling is about balance Telling a Story Presenting Data W.E.B.

    Du Bois sought to combine science, data, and methodology into sociology. His research into Black American culture told a story of resilience
  33. Aristotle's Rhetorical Triangle Aristotle thought that a speaker's ability to

    persuade an audience is based on how well the speaker appeals to them through ETHOS LOGOS PATHOS Du Bois developed a sociological framework to show Black Americans are capable of functioning as social equals, social Darwinism has no data to back its theory. ETHOS: Ethics (Credibility) PATHOS: Emotion (Feeling) LOGOS: Logic (Data)
  34. Tell Stories Like Pixar Once upon a time there was

    Every day One day Because of that Because of that Until finally
  35. Themes from Great Stories 1. Coming of Age 2. Constant

    Evolution 3. Overcoming Obstacles 4. Rebirth 5. The Quest 6. True as it Ever Was You have arrived You are always adapting You came out on top You have reinvented yourself It's been quite a Journey Remained true to yourself Experience, Strength Adapability Relisience New Hope and Direction Committment, Dedication Reinforce Trust
  36. The Modern Megaphone

  37. Paris 1900

  38. Now Your Message

  39. #DuboisChallenge

  40. #DuboisChallenge

  41. #DuboisChallenge https://github.com/ajstarks/dubois-data-portraits/tree/master/challenge

  42. Modern Megaphone: Mona Chalabi

  43. Modern Megaphone: Ijeamaka A

  44. Modern Megaphone: Sekou Tyler

  45. Smit Patel and Rebecca Stevick

  46. Luke Stanke on YouTube

  47. Modern Megaphone: @duboisviz

  48. #DuboisChallenge Twitter Dashboard

  49. Contemporary Data

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  51. Start with the Question

  52. Find Your Data

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  55. Washington Post Shooting Database NOAA Climate Data https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/investigations/police-shootings-database/ https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/

  56. Authorship, after all, is not only what is created but

    also what is selected. Teju Cole