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Deconstructing Power: W. E. B. Du Bois at the 1900 World’s Fair

Deconstructing Power- W. E. B. Du Bois at the 1900 World’s Fair

Jan 4 @ 8:00 amMay 29 @ 5:00 pm

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY

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$16/adults, free/ages 18 & under

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

See  innovative data visualizations that W. E. B. Du Bois created for the 1900 Paris World’s Fair alongside decorative arts from Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection. For the Exhibit of American Negroes, Du Bois and his Atlanta University students made 63 hand-drawn diagrams that used shape, line, and color to showcase the success Black Americans had achieved despite facing pervasive racism in the United States and the global community.

These colorful, groundbreaking data visualizations,  rarely seen outside Library of Congress, comment on the and imperial fantasies of the manufacturers and decorative arts also on display at the fair and in the exihibi

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