With the help from students at Atlanta University (later Clark Atlanta University), civil rights activist and academic W.E.B. Du Bois conducted an audit of black life in 1900 to document social and economic progress since emancipation.
The project, titled “The Georgia Negro Exhibit”, was presented at the World’s Fair in Paris that year and included a number of documents, including this pie chart showing professions chosen by graduates of the university. An overwhelming 58.5 percent chose teaching.
A series of statistical charts illustrating the condition of the descendants of former African slaves now in residence in the United States of America
Top professions for African-Americans in Atlanta, 1900