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Meier: W. E. B. Du Bois’s Modernist Data Visualizations of Black Life

Originally posted on Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog:
Allison Meier for Hyperallergic writes: “For the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, African American activist and sociologist W. E. B. Du Bois led the creation of over 60 charts, graphs, and maps that visualized data on the state of black life. The hand-drawn illustrations were part of an “Exhibit of American Negroes,” which Du Bois, in collaboration with Thomas J. Calloway and Booker T.… Continue reading Meier: W. E. B. Du Bois’s Modernist Data Visualizations of Black Life

A Negro Policeman

Ross Interview on The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case | WWNO

A Negro Policeman (1974.25.25.181) / Credit Historic New Orleans Collection

Michael Ross was interviewed by of  TriPod: NOLA at 300 on his book The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era (Oxford, 2014):

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Hortense Spillers in thought while hosting a gathering of friends at her home on Riverside Drive in Nashville, Tennessee, Sunday evening, 15 October 2006.

VIDEO: Spillers on “Shades of Intimacy” and the Eighteenth Century

“Shades of Intimacy: What the Eighteenth Century Teaches Us,” served as the keynote lecture for “The Flesh of the Matter: A Hortense Spillers Symposium,” at Cornell University, March 18, 2016. Followed by a day of symposium panels, March 19, 2016.

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DIGITAL: Freedom on the Move and Slave Resistance in New Orleans

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“This interactive Google map shows original newspaper ads for fugitive slaves and contemporary locations of identified sites. Click on the name of a fugitive from the list or on a map point to reveal the ad and corresponding site. Green markers indicate points of flight; red markers, points of refuge. These entries have been selected from roughly nine… Continue reading DIGITAL: Freedom on the Move and Slave Resistance in New Orleans