TV host’s black war posters focus of Pa. exhibit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new exhibit created by a University of Pennsylvania professor and host of a popular public television show examines how propaganda was used to motivate oppressed people to go to war and protect freedoms that they didn’t have themselves.

“Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster,” opens Sunday and continues until March 2 at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

The exhibit’s 33 posters are part of the personal collection of Tukufu Zuberi (too-KOO’-foo zoo-BER’-ee), a professor of sociology and African studies at Penn and a host of the series “History Detectives.”

They date from the Civil War to both World Wars and the African independence movements.

Lectures, film screenings and other programming will be rolled out over the course of the exhibit’s run.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s