W.E.B DuBois’ 12 Stunning Hand-Drawn Graphics Tell a Different Story of Blacks In America


The exhibition featured a massive collection of photographs, four volumes with 400 official patents by Black inventors, a statuette of Frederick Douglass and over 200 Black-written books, but the 58 hand-drawn charts were probably most notable. Du Bois and his students at Atlanta University created the charts, which mostly focused on financial life in Georgia. They were able to squeeze a tremendous amount of data into a series of easily understood and visually pleasing designs.

Negro Property In Two Cities Of Georgia

Assessed Value of Household and Kitchen Furniture Owned by Georgia Negroes

City and Rural Population 1990

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