Eirik Brandsaas is an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Kyra Sadovi is a research assistant at the Board of Governors.
We introduce a new plotting package allowing users to easily create publication-quality figures in W.E.B. Du Bois’s unique style of data visualizations. A groundbreaking sociologist and historian, Du Bois collected data on Black Georgia residents in the late 19th century and designed over 60 eye-catching graphs to depict these data at the 1900 Paris Exposition. We showcase our package by replicating the original figures exactly and by revisiting them with new data.