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History Detectives

Emancipating Freedom

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 11.19.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

James Forten's vision -- and the many courageous stories of others along the Delaware -- remind us that freedoms are hard won by those willing to sacrifice to make the world a better place.

The Price of Bob Dylan Going Electric

Tom Teicholz | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The guitar stood on a stand in a small conference room in corporate offices in Beverly Hills. A black Fender Stratocaster with a white body plate, a few nicks to its side -- it looked simple, basic, uncomplicated.

Timbuktu Before the Storm

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 05.01.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

My first trip to Timbuktu occurred in 2003, long before this current conflict. I arrived in Timbuktu and the air emitted a certain respect for history. The architectural structure reminded me that I was in the midst of a city of knowledge that had existed for hundreds of years.

The Premiere of My First Film on African Independence

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 01.31.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

I started teaching sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1988. I continue to appreciate the intellectual engagement that this profession affo...

David Moye

Rare Ronald McDonald Costume Reveals Spokes-Clown's Origins

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 09.06.2011 | Weird News

In a more innocent age, Ronald McDonald was the most benign of media icons: a cheerful clown whose floppy red wig and striped clothes presented an ima...