University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Tukufu Zuberi

Art During Wartime

Recruitment of Black Soldiers from the U.S. Civil War through African Independence Movements

By: Tukufu Zuberi

Military posters are designed to be highly visible in public spaces. They become iconic images for those who remember wars as well as objects for generations of collectors and history enthusiasts. Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster, a current exhibition at the Penn Museum, examines how images—primarily of African and African-American […]