In a Washington Post article entitled "U.S. Museums are Trying to Return Hundreds of Looted Benin Treasures," PSC Research Associate Tukufu Zuberi speaks about sharing the stories of 196 works of Benin origin found in the Penn Museum's collection, and the process of returning them.
Tukufu Zuberi (PSC Research Associate) was interviewed in a recent segment of OMNIA's In These Times podcast. The episode entitled, National Myths and Monuments, features a discussion on the movement to reexamine monuments and the history and myths they symbolize, and how we should think about the artworks in our public squares.
Tukufu Zuberi (PSC Research Associate) launched a new YouTube channel entitled, Curating National Narratives, which will feature his documentaries, African Independence; a history of ancient Sudan entitled, “Before Things Fell Apart” and “Decolonizing The Narrative,” a series on museums, reparations, restitution, and race. The YouTube channel will provide a space for critical engagement with how national narratives are told. Read more in Dosage Magazine.
Tukufu Zuberi discussed Mandela’s legacy and his continuing impact today with Penn Today. It has been 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, elected as South Africa’s first black president after being imprisoned by the apartheid government for nearly three decades. “Nelson Mandela made an international call for taking steps to build a strong nation in South Africa and a strong continent of nations,” Zuberi says.
Emilio Parrado and Tukufu Zuberi are featured in a video from the Immigration and Global Inequality Panel.
A new book by Tukufu Zuberi has been published - African Independence: How Africa Shapes the World (Rowman & Littlefield). The book, a complement to his award-winning documentary film, African Independence (2013) highlights the important role Africa has played in recent history, and the significant role it will continue to play in the future of America and the globe.
Tukufu Zuberi has been elected the 2015 President-Elect of the Association of Black Sociologists. The mission of the Association is "to build a tradition of scholarship and service, informed by the interests of historically disenfranchised groups in general and Black/African American people in particular."
Tukufu Zuberi commented on the racial divide in American churches after the shooting in Charleston, SC.
Tukufu Zuberi will speak at the Inaugural Symposium: The Future of Race and Science: Regression or Revolution? on April 11, 2014, which is discussed in the Penn Current.
Tukufu Zuberi has curated two major exhibitions on black history: “Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River” and "Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster."