In this guided exhibition tour, visitors will explore the groundbreaking data visualizations W. E. B. Du Bois created for the 1900 Paris World’s Fair. On loan from the Library of Congress, the hand-drawn diagrams 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. Tour led by Christina Dé Leon, Acting Deputy Director of Curatorial and Associate Curator of Latino Design.
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.