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.
“Don’t let someone’s opinion of You become your Reality, it’s Your Life: create and Be Your Reality” – Paul DEO. That statement by Paul DEO is part of the Museum Of UnCut Funk ethos…can ya dig it!!!
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is kicking off Black History Month with a series of stamps featuring Blacks who made signicant contributions to the Black experience in the US.
Hey Hey Hey! New Animation-Inspired Exhibit, Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution to Open at Schomburg Center February 5th.
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.
The Museum of UnCut Funk is actively looking to acquire the 1st edition copies of the Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson Harlem Detectives series of books from famed author Chester Himes for our archives. We love a good read but the art on the cover of these books that were printed during the 50s and 60s is a lost art form and needs to be persevered.
There is NOTHING FUNKY about slavery or being oppressed by your own people. But with the current assault on Black History, and specifically the re-writing of Black history related to slavery, we are reposting and archiving information that has appeared on a number of sites about the Black Uprisings that occurred around the world as Blacks fought their oppressors and the system of oppression. It is important to tell the real story…
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.
The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 was a mass civil disturbance in Atlanta, Georgia, USA which began the evening of September 22nd and lasted until September 26th.
Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1974 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history.