In Peace We Trust
Visualizing minority history

Project
Infographic

Role
Information design, art direction

Challenge
How can we frame progress for people of color?

Background
Racial disparity is prevalent in all industries, from politics to entertainment to academics. The Nobel Prize is an international award riddled with few minority laureates. As the world works to acknowledge the lives of non-Whites, it is crucial to show our historical moves for representation.

Outcome
An infographic recognizing Nobel Peace Prize winners of underrepresented racial groups juxtaposed with worldwide civil rights movements.


The Imbalanced Representation
As of 2017, only 107 minority (non-white or Caucasian) individuals had been awarded with a Nobel Prize out of the 911 lauretes. Of those, 47 were of Asian descent, 14 of African, 25 of Hispanic / Latino, and 21 of Middle Eastern.

Let There Be Peace
History is littered with violence. However, across the six Nobel Prize categories—though minorities had scattered winnings—a staggering 35 of them were given the Nobel Prize for peace.

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Civil Rights and Recognition
The infographic connects Nobel Peace Prize winners alongside civil rights movements that have occured around the world. Even though not a direct correlation, as civil rights movements geared towards broadening rights and respect for people of color increased, more and more people of color won the coveted Nobel Peace Prize.

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Afterthoughts
I designed this infographic with a surface-level knowledge of world events and minority history. Given my ever-growing self-education, I would like to revisit this infographic by bringing in more context to civil rights movements.


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