Coffee & Viz: Exploring Race and Place through Data: The W.E.B. Du Bois Visualization Exhibit

Friday, November 19, 2021
9:30am to 10:30am

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Friday, November 19, 2021
9:30am to 10:30am



About This Event

In addition to his substantial contributions to sociology and civil rights activism, W.E.B. Du Bois was an early champion of using data to investigate and highlight the history and reality of Black Americans. In particular, Du Bois’ visualization contributions to the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris provided a powerful lens through which to understand the progress made by Black Americans—and especially Black Southerners—since Emancipation in the mid-nineteenth century.

In this talk, PhD student Alexander Yoshizumi will explore Du Bois’ data visualization contributions to the 1900 Exposition Universelle and discuss the inspiration behind the W.E.B. Du Bois Visualization Exhibit as part of GIS Week at NC State University. The following exhibit contributors will also showcase their work and share their ongoing research related to racial justice and equity:

  • Webb Hinton ("Equity, Access, and Urban Development")
  • Sheariah Stevens ("The Veiled Experience")
  • Davion Washington ("Proportion of Black and African Americans at NC State University")

This event is part of the NC State University Libraries on-going Coffee & Viz series. Attendees will be entered into a drawing to receive (via mail) their choice of a coffee bag or tea tin and a mug from locally-owned sweet shop Anisette.

Please register here to participate in the event.

Featured Speakers

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    Alexander Yoshizumi
    Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student
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    Webb Hinton
    Masters of Art and Design student
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    Sheariah Stevens
    Political Science senior
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    Davion Washington
    Sociology Ph.D. student

Contact Information

Karen Ciccone
(919) 515-3946


Free and open to the public. Please register.


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