Born in Oakland California in a time of great changes, Tukufu Zuberi is the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, museum curator, documentarian, and television host.
Company
TZ Production Company
See the two new documentaries from TZ Production Company: BEFORE THINGS FELL APART; & DECOLONIZING THE NARRATIVE.
From 2003 to 2014, Dr. Zuberi was a host of the hit Public Broadcasting System (PBS) series HISTORY DETECTIVES. In 2014, Dr. Zuberi returned as host and co-producer of the PBS series HISTORY DETECTIVES: Special Investigations. His documentary AFRICAN INDEPENDENCE, a feature-length documentary highlights the movements to win independence in Africa. His feature-length documentary on the history of ancient Sudan entitled BEFORE THINGS FELL APART; and his short documentary DECOLONIZING THE NARRATIVE (first in a series of three documentaries on Museums, Reparations; Restitution; and Race).
Dr. Zuberi is the curator of several exhibitions. He curated TIDES OF FREEDOM: AFRICAN PRESENCE ON THE DELAWARE AT THE INDEPENDENCE SEAPORT MUSEUM. Using four key moments in Philadelphia's history representing the themes of Enslavement, Emancipation, Jim Crow, and Civil Rights, Tides of Freedom urges visitors both to bear witness to a story central to Philadelphia and American history, and to think about the meaning of "freedom" both historically and in today's world. His exhibition, BLACK BODIES IN PROPAGANDA: THE ART OF THE WAR POSTER premiered at the Penn Museum. The BLACK BODIES IN PROPAGANDA exhibit was also presented at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle, Washington, and at the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Also, Professor Zuberi curated the Penn Museum AFRICAN GALLERIES: FROM MAKER TO MUSEUM.
College
University of Chicago
Sociology
Birth Date
April 26
Birth City
Oakland, CA
Current City
Philadelphia
Height
6 feet, 2 inches
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Black
Eye Color
Brown
Born in Oakland California in a time of great changes, Tukufu Zuberi is the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, museum curator, documentarian, and television host.
Company
TZ Production Company
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