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These Are Not The Games I Played

These Are Not The Games I Played

Remember the good old days of playing your favorite board game on family night? I have many positive memories. Unfortunately, some companies thought it would be entertaining to produce truly offensive board games that reflect racist stereotypes. These games perpetuate negative images of Black people in society. Sambo, Mammy, Ghetto, Projects, Welfare and Nigger are words used in association with these games.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Commemorative Bronze Medal

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Commemorative Bronze Medal

The Museum Of UnCut Funk continues to add bronze medals featuring Black Icons to our Gold, Silver and Bronze Coin, Medal and Medallion Collection. We hope you dig the latest installment from the US Mint.

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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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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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Black Heritage Stamps 2014

Black Heritage Stamps 2014

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.

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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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Comics of the Smith-Mann Syndicate Part VII – Sunny Boy Sam

Comics of the Smith-Mann Syndicate Part VII – Sunny Boy Sam

The Museum Of UnCut Funk sends out a special thank you to Allan Holtz at the Stripper’s Guide for allowing us to repost his articles on the Smith-Mann Syndicate.

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Vintage Black Heroes – Neil Knight

Vintage Black Heroes – Neil Knight

Neil Knight was the first Black Astronaut / Space Adventurer to be featured in a comic strip.

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Comics of the Smith-Mann Syndicate Part VI – Woody

Comics of the Smith-Mann Syndicate Part VI – Woody

The Museum Of UnCut Funk sends out a special thank you to Allan Holtz at the Stripper’s Guide for allowing us to repost his articles on the Smith-Mann Syndicate.

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Vintage Black Heroes – Mark Hunt

Vintage Black Heroes – Mark Hunt

Mark Hunt was the first Black Private Investigator to be featured in a comic strip.

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Vintage Black Heroes – The Chisholm Kid

Vintage Black Heroes – The Chisholm Kid

The Chisholm Kid was the first Black Cowboy to be featured in a comic strip.

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Comics of the Smith-Mann Syndicate Part III – Don Powers

Comics of the Smith-Mann Syndicate Part III – Don Powers

The Museum Of UnCut Funk sends out a special thank you to Allan Holtz at the Stripper’s Guide for allowing us to repost his articles on the Smith-Mann Syndicate.

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Comics of the Smith-Mann Syndicate Part II – Torchy In Heartbeats

Comics of the Smith-Mann Syndicate Part II – Torchy In Heartbeats

The Museum Of UnCut Funk sends out a special thank you to Allan Holtz at the Stripper’s Guide for allowing us to repost his articles on the Smith-Mann Syndicate.

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Vintage Black Heroes – Guy Fortune

Vintage Black Heroes – Guy Fortune

Guy Fortune was the first Black Secret Agent to be featured in a comic strip.

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1964 Treasure Chest Comic – A Black President!!!

1964 Treasure Chest Comic – A Black President!!!

The 1964 story line Pettigrew for President featured a Black candidate for the Presidency of the Untied States. Considering the times, this was a pretty risky story line for Treasure Chest, or for that matter, any other comic title in America. The serialized story began in the issue cover dated January 30, 1964, Volume 19, #11. Treasure Chest #19 is in the archives of the Museum Of UnCut Funk.

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Zombies and A.C. Hollingsworth circa 1952

Zombies and A.C. Hollingsworth circa 1952

Count down to Halloween..Comic Books featuring Black writers, artists and story tellers.

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Franklin and The Peanuts

Franklin and The Peanuts

The Peanuts cartoon franchise started in the early 1950s and is one of the most famous and influential cartoon series of all time. Because Peanuts was featured primarily in comic strips in the Sunday newspaper and later in films and television specials, its target audience is family friendly, with both children and adults taking part. In 1968, which was also in the heat of the civil rights movement, a new character, Franklin, was introduced into the Sunday comic strip. Because he was Black, Franklin made history and quickly became one of the most famous Black cartoon characters of all time.

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Coloring The Color Line with Franklin

Coloring The Color Line with Franklin

Like many other venues in 1960s America, the comics page was essentially racially segregated. The diversification of the comics required the mainstream acceptance of Charles Schulz’ Peanuts and the persistent idealism of one of its readers.

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Franklin can SWIM!!!

Franklin can SWIM!!!

In the summer of 1968, Charles Schulz decided not to take the path of least resistance and introduce the world to Franklin, the first and only Black Peanuts character. 

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The Lost Comic Strips of Franklin circa 1968

The Lost Comic Strips of Franklin circa 1968

Franklin made his first Peanuts comic strip appearance on August 1, 1968 in a short run of four comic strips which lasted three days. Franklin did not reappear until October 15, 1968. Check out the lost comic strips of Franklin from Peanuts.

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