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History Detective Tufuku Zuberi on African Independence 

Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane interview, PBS History Detective and University of Pennsylvania sociologist, Tukufu Zuberi comes in to discuss his new documentary, African Independence, a film examining the complexities of the separate countries winning independence from European colonization. He has also curated two exhibitions currently showing in Philadelphia: Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster at the Penn Museum, and Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River at the Independence Seaport Museum. – See more at:

African Independence (Trailer 1), A documentary written and produced by Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

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African Independence is an award-winning, feature-length documentary (2013) covering the epic story of the most important events to happen on the African continent since enslavement and colonization by Europeans. This film highlights the birth, realization, and problems confronted by the movement to win independence in Africa. The story is told by channeling the voices of freedom fighters and leaders who achieved independence, liberty and justice for African people. This film offers a unique presentation designed to enlighten and provide audiences with insights from Africans into the continent’s past, present, and future. Through the lens of four watershed events—World War Two, the end of colonialism, the Cold War, and the era of African Republics— African Independence shows a unique side of Africa’s recent history.  African Independence is hosted and produced by Tukufu Zuberi, known and respected by public television audiences across the US for his ten seasons of work on PBS’s successful show History Detectives. Dr. Tukufu Zuberi is the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations, and Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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