Data shapes our world. W. E. B. Du Bois’ pioneering data visualizations —currently on display in the exhibition Deconstructing Power: W. E. B. Du Bois at the 1900 World’s Fairuse shape, line, and color to showcase the success Black Americans had achieved despite facing pervasive racism in the United States and the global community.  

Educators, join us to discover how Du Bois and the work of other data storytellers can help our students translate complex facts and figures into powerful imagery that can help them better understand themselves and their communities. Speakers will include Christina L. De León, Acting Deputy Director of Curatorial and Associate Curator of Latino Design, and members of the museum’s Learning team.  

After the workshop, educators will be able to access curricula and an activity that may be scaled for use in a variety of classroom environments.

Recommended for educators of all disciplines in grades 5-12.   


Program Length: 75 minutes 
Interactivity Level: Medium—participants may opt in or out of conversation. 
Intended Audience: Educators with students in grades 5-12, particularly those interested in interdisciplinary problem solving. 


This virtual program will feature a presentation followed by a discussion. It will be hosted Zoom, with the option to dial in. Details will be emailed to you upon registration. This program includes live closed captioning. For general questions or if we can provide additional accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation in this program, please email us at or let us know when registering. 

Deconstructing Power: W. E. B. Du Bois at the 1900 World’s Fair is made possible with major support from The Hearthland Foundation and Denise Littlefield Sobel. Additional support is provided by the Ehrenkranz Fund and The Felicia Fund.