Outlines of Color

Outlines of Color


Latest Episodes

Outlines of Color Episode 8 – How We View Data Today?
June 17, 2021

In the final episode, Aaron looks at the impact that Du Bois and his works have to this day and how data gathering and data integrity continue to have a foothold in the US, specifically for Black people.

Outlines of Color Episode 7 – Du Bois: The Modernist 
June 17, 2021

In episode seven of Outlines of Color, the conversation continues with a dive into the modern aesthetics Du Bois uses in the two sections of the exhibition, “A Series of Statistical Charts Illustrating the Condition of the Descendants of Former African...

Outlines of Color Episode 6 – Du Bois’ Innovative Modern Art
June 17, 2021

In episode six of Outlines of Color, Aaron speaks with our contributors about the radical, artistic styling used by Du Bois and his students and how the drawings were decades ahead of their time.

Outlines of Color Episode 5 – The Georgia Negro: A Social Study
June 17, 2021

In episode five of Outlines of Color, we look at what made the state of Georgia interesting as a case study. Aaron goes into greater depth with our contributors about the drawings, photos, and plates and how information was gathered by Black college st...

Outlines of Color Episode 4 – Exposition Universelle: The Exhibit of American Negroes
May 07, 2021

In episode four of Outlines of Color, Du Bois arrives in Paris, France for the 1900 Exposition. What are the sights and sounds? More importantly, the beauty of the works from the American Negro Study is causing a stir and standing out.

Outlines of Color Episode 3 – More than Typical Students
April 23, 2021

In episode three of Outlines of Color, Aaron begins to pull back the layers of how Du Bois gathered information that would be used to create the data visualizations, his relationship with Thomas Calloway, and the vital role students from Atlanta Univer...

Outlines of Color Episode 2 – The Scholar from Great Barrington
April 16, 2021

In the second episode of Outlines of Color, Aaron dives into Du Bois’ early years growing up in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and his experiences with racism and legal segregation through the use of Jim Crow laws while a student at Fisk University i...

Outlines of Color Episode 1 – State of the Nation: The Turn of the 20th Century
April 08, 2021

In the first episode of Outlines of Color, Narrator Aaron Johnson recounts the world view of the Black community at the turn of the 20th century. Listen as the dominant narrative, steeped in racism and backed by false, scientific beliefs,

Outlines of Color – Trailer
April 07, 2021

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.

Revolution on Trial Episode 8: Progress from Here
July 09, 2020

Here it is. The final episode of Revolution on Trail. Hear from all of our revolutionaries on what the next steps to progress are. Where do we go from here?