Pivot 2020 | Tulane University Presentation
This research will utilize archives of images from the Jim Crow south, to better understand the western creation of racist motifs. Trends and icons will be documented in order to draw comparative analysis between past symbols and those used in current advertisements. Through visual narratives from the Jim Crow era, this research explores how past motifs objectify African Americans or utilize racist symbols to sell commercial goods. This form of subcultural study will provide the reader with a better understanding of how design has contributed to Western biases against African Americans and other minority groups.