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The planet’s first virtual museum dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the FUNK!

The foremost authority and archive of 1970’s Black culture and all things FUNKY!

A living, breathing, FUNKEMPORIUM!

 

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Speed Jaxon by Jay Jackson circa 1933
Speed Jaxon by Jay Jackson circa 1933

Speed Jaxon was a WWII-era comic strip by Pol Curi aka Jay Jackson that ran in Black newspapers like the Chicago Defender. The focus of Speeds character was on wartime adventures with a  message of inclusion and equality.
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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered In New York Times
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered In New York Times

The Museum Of UnCut Funk recently sat down with Felicia Lee from the New York Times for an interview about all things funky!

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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Reviewed By FanBros
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Reviewed By FanBros

FanBros reporter Maya Davis met the Museum Of UnCut Funk at the Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture to see the Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition and interview the Curators. Her review is below.
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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered On Positively Black
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered On Positively Black

Tracie Strahan interviewed Sista ToFunky about the Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition Tour for the WNBC-4 Public Affairs program Positively Black.
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Valerie from Spidey Super Stories #6
Valerie from Spidey Super Stories #6

Valerie from the Spidey Super Stories #6 (circa March 1974) was created by Jean Thomas, Winslow Mortimer, Mike Esposito and Tony Mortellaro based on the Electric Company script by Sara Compton.
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Celebrating Blackness 2014 Vol.5
Celebrating Blackness 2014 Vol.5

Celebrating Blackness is a on-going series that pays homage to those who fought against oppression. The Museum Of UnCut Funk Celebrates Blackness and pays homage to strong Black women who led the fight.
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Celebrating Blackness 2014 Vol. 6
Celebrating Blackness 2014 Vol. 6

Yeah We Built That!!!
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Funky Turns 40: Sista ToFunky’s Interview With Leo Sullivan
Funky Turns 40: Sista ToFunky’s Interview With Leo Sullivan

I recently had an opportunity to speak with Leo Sullivan, one of the pioneering Black animators who helped lead the revolution of positive Black animated characters during the 1970′s. I interviewed Leo for close to an hour, spoke to him after the interview for a little longer. He was gracious, humorous and introspective. His bio and interview are below. It was an honor to speak to this Animation Legend.
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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered In Fast Company Design
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered In Fast Company Design

Fat Albert, Schoolhouse Rock, The Harlem Globetrotters: with their retro animation styles, these 1970s cartoons seem dated now, but in their time, they were groundbreaking.
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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered By Hyperallergic
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered By Hyperallergic

Think of trailblazing black TV shows, and The Cosby Show immediately comes to mind. But before the Cliff Huxtable, there was Fat Albert, Bill Cosby’s beloved animated creation that became famous for his catchphrase, “Hey, hey, hey!”
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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered In Complex Art+Design
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered In Complex Art+Design

The mission of the Museum Of UnCut Funk is to “preserve funky Black Cultural artifacts and history for future generations.”
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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered On NY1
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered On NY1

Just in time for Black History Month, a new exhibition in Harlem looks at the rise of black characters on classic Saturday morning cartoons. NY1′s Roger Clark filed the following report.
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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered In USA Today
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered In USA Today

The Museum Of UnCut Funk and our Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition National Museum Tour was recently covered in the Black History Month Supplement of USA Today. Read More »

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered In Ebony.com
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered In Ebony.com

Pre-Boomerang/Cartoon Network, when there were only three major networks (CBS, NBC and ABC), part of the television ritual for kids during the 1970s was Saturday morning cartoons.
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Celebrating Blackness 2014 Vol. 4
Celebrating Blackness 2014 Vol. 4

Hale Aspacio Woodruff was a Black artist known for his murals, paintings, and prints. One example of his work is the three-panel Amistad Mutiny murals…circa 1938.
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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered On Here And Now On ABC 7
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered On Here And Now On ABC 7

On February 2, 2014 our Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition at the Schomburg Center was mentioned on the ABC 7 NY community affairs program Here and Now.
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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Visits The FanBros Show
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Visits The FanBros Show

The Museum Of UnCut Funk visited the FanBros Show to talk about our Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition at the Schomburg Center. Kimsonian from FanBros came to our Curator’s Talk and to see the exhibition.
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Celebrating Blackness 2014 Vol.3
Celebrating Blackness 2014 Vol.3

Many people are familiar with the slave uprising on the Amistad, which  transported the Mende people of Sierra Leone from Havana, Cuba. Africans took control of the ship in July 1839. However, most may not be as familiar with other slave revolts that took place, which are highlighted below.
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Celebrating Blackness 2014 Vol. 2
Celebrating Blackness 2014 Vol. 2

The Museum Of UnCut Funk celebrates The Great Kings and Queen of Africa collection from Anheuser-Busch. The project began in 1975 and continued through 2000. The collection of 30 paintings highlights the richness of African history.
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Celebrating Blackness 2014 Vol. 1
Celebrating Blackness 2014 Vol. 1

The Museum Of UnCut Funk is always looking for new and creative ways to celebrate Black History Month. We hope you’ll enjoy our endeavor to find new aspects of our history to highlight.
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Sam Milai Political Art
Sam Milai Political Art

As we approach the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act the Museum Of UnCut Funk celebrates one of the greatest illustrators who ever lived. Sam Milai’s illustrations of the Civil Rights Movement were published in several literary publications and most notably in the Pittsburgh Courier.
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Carteles Magazine
Carteles Magazine

Anyone who knows the Curator of the Museum Of UnCut Funk knows I want to travel to Cuba. Carteles magazine makes me want to go even more. Cuba is full culture, art, history and many untold stories I want to hear for myself.
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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered By NPR Code Switch
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered By NPR Code Switch

Our Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition National Museum Tour was recently covered by Tanya Ballard Brown for NPR’s Code Switch blog. Below is Tanya’s article, which includes her conversation with legendary animator Leo Sullivan, who worked on the Fat Albert cartoon special and series and several other 1970′s cartoons that featured positive Black characters.

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Sam Milai – Don Powers
Sam Milai – Don Powers

The eight-page color comic section produced for the Pittsburgh Courier is the only attempt I’m aware of to do a color comics section in a Black paper.* Although the Courier’s section, produced by the Smith-Mann Syndicate of New York City, did have an all-Black cast of characters, quite a few of the strips were drawn by whites.
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  • Blaxploitation

    Funky Turns 40 Logo

    The Museum Of UnCut Funk celebrates the 1970's Blaxploitation
    era. Blaxploitation film, soundtracks, style and attitude.
    It's a love thang!

  • Legends

    Funky Turns 40 Logo

    Funk. P-Funk. UnCut Funk. The Bomb. Nothing but the Funk! Funkin' In Your Earhole. Our Interviews With The Legends Of FUNK!

  • Aesthetic Grooves Blog

    Sista ToFunky

    A place for comics, graphic novels, graphic design...if it is funky and aesthetically groovy I will cover it here.

  • Cafe 70 Blog

    Sista-ToFunky-and-Dorian

    Cafe 70 features my favorite recipes that put an unconventional spin on Soul Food and FUNK IT UP, my favorites things to eat from my favorite restaurants, food shops and gourmet spots that offer the ultimate gastronomical experience. Welcome to my culinary ride!

  • Funky Stuff Blog

    Sista ToFunky

    Because I just can’t get enough...This blog will be about my favorite funky items and facts from the 1970’s and beyond.

  • Kool Cats Hip Chicks Blog

    Blaxploitation

    This blog is dedicated to my heroes and sheroes, all the brothas and sistas who made the 1970’s soooo funky, but whose accomplishments and contributions never got the respect they really deserved.

  • Funkalicious Blog

    c-dub

    All FUNK, mostly music, but all that is FUNKY, the culture of FUNK, UnCut Funk, The Bomb! If it's FUNKY, it's All Good.

  • Funky President Blog

    Barack Obama

    The Museum Of UnCut Funk chronicles the First Black President of the United States, Barack Obama.