Curator’s Notes

  Museum Of UnCut Funk Partners With The Google Cultural Institute

Museum Of UnCut Funk Partners With The Google Cultural Institute

The Museum Of UnCut Funk brings images from it’s FUNKY Collection online with the Google Cultural Institute

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  AfroFutureFest at NYCC 2015

AfroFutureFest at NYCC 2015

This is the first time in New York Comic Con history that a booth on the main floor of the convention housed a group of independent and mainstream Black Artists, Gamers, Filmmakers, Animators and Writers.

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  Introducing Our Afrotopia Brand

Introducing Our Afrotopia Brand

Afrotopia, our funky retro brand, features Vintage Black images from the 1950’s.

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  Introducing Our SuperBad Soulware Brand

Introducing Our SuperBad Soulware Brand

Our new SuperBad Soulware Line, our funky house brand, includes our SuperBad, SuperFly, SuperBad Superhero, Soul Brother, Soul Sister, Soul Baby and Soul Princess items.

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  Introducing Our Funky Turns 40 Brand

Introducing Our Funky Turns 40 Brand

Our new Funky Turns 40 Line, based on our highly successful traveling exhibition, includes our embroidered t-shirts and funky party accessories – everything you need to commemorate your special FUNKY BIRTHDAY or MILESTONE!

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  Introducing The Museum Of UnCut Funk Store

Introducing The Museum Of UnCut Funk Store

Just in time for the holiday gift giving season we have launched our virtual Museum Of UnCut Funk Store, the FUNKIEST STORE on the planet!!!

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  Norman Rockwell’s America?

Norman Rockwell’s America?

The Museum Of UnCut Funk gathered a number of illustrated interpretations of the events from Ferguson, MO after the tragic death of Michael Brown on August 8, 2014.

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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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  Sista ToFunky’s Interview With 1970s Fashion Fair Model Bunnie Baldwin

Sista ToFunky’s Interview With 1970s Fashion Fair Model Bunnie Baldwin

The Museum Of UnCut Funk is honored to have had a conversation with Bunnie Baldwin, a 1975 Fashion Fair model. Bunnie shares her experience working with Mrs. Eunice Johnson and the entire Fashion Fair family.

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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. 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.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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  Black Uprisings

Black Uprisings

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…

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  Atlanta Race Riot circa 1906

Atlanta Race Riot circa 1906

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.

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  Solomon Northup

Solomon Northup

Solomon Northup was a citizen of New York who was kidnapped in Washington city in 1841 and rescued in 1853 from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana.

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