Africa and the World Kickstarter Project

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, who is the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations, chair of the Department of Sociology, and the director of the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, is best known as the host of the PBS series The History Detectives. But Zuberi will focusing his energy on his upcoming documentary, “Africa and the World,” and needs your help to raise funds for it. Here is his description of the project on Kickstarter:

“We are reaching out to our friends and fans to help create a unique film documentary entitled “Africa and the World” that is designed to give American and international audiences fresh insight into Africa’s past, present, and future.

A Message from Tukufu

The journey to create “Africa and the World” began several years ago when I interviewed my father about our family history just prior to his death. The discovery that his grandfather came from “somewhere in Africa” (my father didn’t know where) fueled my desire to understand on a deeper and more personal level the continent I have studied most of academic life. Blending a personal quest with a scholarly vision and understanding, I hope to place the people and events of modern Africa within their full historical and social context.

But as M. Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” We need you to be a part of the small group that will enable us to make this game-changing film.



So, I encourage youto go watch the trailer and to make whatever donation you can to the production of this film; I am sure it will be fascinating.

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