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

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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.

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