Major cities in the U.S. are filled with communities whose homes or workplaces are rooted in vibrant cultures from other parts of the world and New Haven is no different. Many folx, who once called another country home, hold fast to their birthplace through cherished objects and time-honored creations. Embedded in the DNA of the Elm City are examples of materials and objects that offer a greater understanding of our historical connections to people and places around the world. This is its soul, nurtured in many different ways throughout the city. This is Everywhere and Here.
Take a journey back over 100 years ago to the turn of the 20th century as sociologist and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois presented the American Negro Exhibit and his data visualizations at the 1900 Paris Exposition. Outlines of Color is an 8-part series featuring accounts by scholars, authors, and experts of Du Bois who reflect on the impact of the drawings and how Du Bois used data to illustrate and debunk scientific racism at the time.
This 8-part series features firsthand accounts by living members of the Black Panther Party, their lawyers and descendants, who reflect on what the government was really after—an end to their Revolution.