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Data+Diversity: Celebrating W.E.B Du Bois through Data Visualization

Anthony Starks
January 29, 2024

Data+Diversity: Celebrating W.E.B Du Bois through Data Visualization

Anthony Starks

January 29, 2024
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  1. Data + Diversity: Celebrating
    W.E.B. Du Bois through
    Data Visualization

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  2. “I can hardly realize they
    are all my people; that
    this great assembly of youth
    and intelligence are representatives
    of a race which twenty
    years ago was in bondage.”
    W.E.B. Du Bois at Fisk, circa 1885

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  3. In 1900, it began with them…
    Thomas J. Calloway Du Bois in Paris

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  4. …and Atlanta Universty
    Atlanta University Debating Team, c. 1900 Women seated on steps at Atlanta University c. 1900

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

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  6. We are here
    This is who we are
    This is how far we have come

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  7. Taxonomy
    Bars
    52.63%
    Maps
    15.79%
    Blocks
    14.04%
    Circles
    12.28%
    Graphs
    5.26%
    Bars Maps Blocks Circles Graphs

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  8. Color Palette
    black brown tan gold pink red green blue purple
    #000000 #654321 #d2b48c #ffd700 #ffc0cb #dc143c #00aa00 #4682b4 #7e6583

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  9. In 2021, it began with them
    Allen Hillery (@AlDataVizGuy) Sekou Tyler (@sqlsekou)

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  10. Pen, Ink, Watercolor, Paper, Expos
    1900
    Scripting, Digital Fonts, PDF, Internet
    Today

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  11. Now: Modern Megaphone
    Your Message

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  12. Red, Black, and Green
    10: Apr 8
    1: Feb 5 2: Feb 12 3: Feb 19
    4: Feb 26 5: Mar 4 6: Mar 11
    7: Mar 18 8: Mar 25 9: Apr 1
    Du Bois
    Challenge
    2024
    https://github.com/ajstarks/
    dubois-data-portraits/blob/master/
    challenge/2024/README.md

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