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Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster



"<EM>Keep us Flying</EM>," United States, 1943. This is one of 33 posters on view in <EM>Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster</EM> at the Penn Museum.
"Keep us Flying," United States, 1943.
This is one of 33 posters on view in Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster at the Penn Museum.
Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster
UNITED STATES
PHILADELPHIA  •  University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology  •  2 June 2013 - 2 March 2014
 

Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster presents 33 posters, most targeting Africans and African-American civilians in times of war. These carefully designed works of art were aimed at mobilizing people of color in war efforts, even as they faced oppression and injustice in their homelands. Witness changing messages on race and politics through propaganda from the American Civil War to the African Independence movement.

Tukufu Zuberi, the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations, and Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, curates the exhibition, providing his perspective on more than 200 years of African and African American military history, told through his private collection of propaganda posters.

In addition to the posters, the exhibition features three objects from the Penn Museumís African Collection.



University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Website


Contact: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: (1) 215 89 84 000

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