Saturday, February 1, 2020

Hand-Drawn Graphics On African American Life In 1900

Traditionally this blog has been original content, but these graphs were too cool not to share. The following graphs were hand drawn by W. E. B. Du Bois right before the turn of the last century. Du Bois was the first African American to graduate from Harvard University in 1895. Where he studied history and sociology.

The graphs originally were displayed as an exhibit organized by Du Bois, at the Exposition Universelle in Paris, titled "Exhibit of American Negroes". The full collection of graphs from the exhibit are digitized by the Library of Congress and can be found here.

Income and Expenditure of 150 Negro Families in Atlanta, Ga., USA.

Proportion of Freemen and Slaves Among American Negroes

Race Amalgamation in Georgia

Conjugal condition of American Negroes according to age periods.

City and Rural Population (Du Bois really went wild with this one)

Negro Teachers in Georgia Public Schools

American Negro newspaper and periodicals

Valuation of Town and City Property owned by Georgia Negroes

Assessed Value of Household and Kitchen Furniture Owned By Georgia Negroes

Negro Property in Two Cities of Georgia

Hallway Mathlete Data Scientist

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