At the 1900 Paris Exposition, an all African-American team lead by scholar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois sought to challenge and recontextualize the perception of African-Americans at the dawn of the 20th-century. In less than 5 months, his team conducted sociological research and hand-made more than 60 large data visualization posters for a massive European audience which ultimately awarded Du Bois a gold medal for his efforts. While relatively obscure until recently, the ramifications of his landmark work remains challenging and especially important in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Thinknum Alternative Data and KgBase are proud to host this webinar, which will foster an inclusive conversation between audience and speakers, as part of Black History Month.