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Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition

At the 1900 Paris Exposition the pioneering sociologist and activist W. E. B. Du Bois organised an exhibit demonstrating the progress of African Americans since the abolition of slavery. In striking graphic visualisations, hand-drawn charts, maps and photographs he showed the changing status of a newly emancipated people across the United States and more specifically in Georgia, the state with the largest Black population.

W. E. B. Du Bois became the most influential Black civil rights activist of the first half of the twentieth century. His exhibit at the Paris Exposition continues to resonate as a powerful affirmation of the equal rights of Black Americans to lives of freedom and fulfilment. This beautiful new book reproduces the photographs alongside the revolutionary graphic works for the first time, and includes a marvellous essay by two celebrated historians, Jacqueline Francis and Stephen G. Hall. [publisher’s words]

With an introduction by Jacqueline Francis and Stephen G. Hall, and a foreword by David Adjaye.
Contribution by Henry Louis Gates Jr. 
Published by Redstone Press
ISBN: 978-1-942884-53-8
144 pages

34 Eur

T. +37061165330
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