Community College of Philadelphia’s Center for International Understanding Presents:
A Morning with Dr. Tukufu Zuberi
Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations and Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania
9:10 – 10:10 a.m.
African Independence and the Influence of the Pan-African Movement on Today’s World
10:20 – 11:15 a.m.
Making the award-winning documentary film, African Independence, followed by a Q&A with Dr. Zuberi
About Dr. Zuberi
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi is the Lasry Family professor of Race Relations, and professor of
Sociology and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. At the University of Pennsylvania, Professor Zuberi has served as the department chair of Sociology, chair of the Graduate Group in Demography, director of the African Studies Program and director of the Afro-American Studies Program. In 2002, he became the founding director of the Center for Africana Studies. Dr. Zuberi has also been a visiting professor at universities in Uganda, Tanzania and Brazil. He is the host of the PBS Series History Detectives.
Dr. Zuberi earned a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Chicago, a M.A. in Sociology from California State University, Sacramento, and a B.A. Sociology from San Jose State University.
Currently, he works on human rights initiatives, international collaborations with transnational organizations, and individuals dedicated to human equality. Dr. Zuberi’s research focuses on race, African and African Diaspora populations.
Dr. Zuberi is the writer and producer of African Independence, an award-winning feature-length documentary film that 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.
Born Antonio McDaniel to Willie and Annie McDaniel, and raised in the housing projects of Oakland, California in the 1970s, he embraced the name Tukufu Zuberi, Swahili for "beyond praise" and "strength." He “took the name because of a desire to make and have a connection with an important period where people were challenging what it means to be a human being.”
This presentation is supported by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to Community College of Philadelphia. For further information, please contact Prof. Fay Beauchamp, Director, Center for International Understanding (firstname.lastname@example.org).