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Black Space and the Environment

posted on 2023-05-02, 19:32 authored by Arjun Kumar PhullArjun Kumar Phull

"Black Space and the Environment" is a dynamic 3D data visualization project inspired by W.E.B DuBois's 1900 exhibit "The American Negro". Focusing on Pennsylvania, the project uses color and spatial analysis to reveal the impact of environmental conditions on the state's Black population. The visualization draws on data from the American Lung Association's State of the Air 2022 report and the U.S. Census Bureau to highlight correlations between disease rates and Black population density. This project aims to analyze the differential impacts of certain conditions on Black Americans and invites viewers to consider ways to combat these disproportionate outcomes.

The interactive visualization can be found at

For inquiries regarding the contents of this dataset, please contact the Corresponding Author listed in the README.txt file. Administrative inquiries (e.g., removal requests, trouble downloading, etc.) can be directed to

This item is part of the University of Arizona Libraries 2023 Data Visualization Challenge and was awarded third place in the undergraduate category.