Tag Archives: Black Collectibles

Valerie Smith In Comic Books

Valerie Smith In Comic Books

The Museum Of UnCut Funk presents A Josie and The Pussycats Comic Book Retrospective featuring Valerie Smith.

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Brown v Board Of Education Commemorative Bronze Medal

Brown v Board Of Education Commemorative Bronze Medal

The 1954 Supreme Court case known as Brown versus Board of Education of Topeka (Kansas) actually included five cases from five different states, but all the cases related to the issue of ending racial segregation in public schools. The Commemorative Bronze Medal commemorating this seminal case is in the collection of the Museum Of UnCut Funk.

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Tuskegee Airmen Commemorative Bronze Medal

Tuskegee Airmen Commemorative Bronze Medal

The Tuskegee Airmen Commemorative Bronze Medal has been added to the Museum Of UnCut Funk Coin and Medals collection.

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USPS Stamps for 2013 – Part One

USPS Stamps for 2013 – Part One

Here are two of the latest stamps to be released in 2013 by the USPS that represent the history of Black America.

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Real Deal Comix

Real Deal Comix

You want some raw adult comix shit! Then this is da shit. It’s so raw I’m speechless. These motherfuckers, in the comix book, are straight out of the 1970’s and they forgot to grow up.

From The Curator’s collection The Museum of UnCut Funk presents The Real Deal Comix…issues 1,3,4,5,6. Issues 2 is sold out and damn near impossible to find.

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Blacks, The Military and Comics Books Circa Civil War, 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s

Blacks, The Military and Comics Books Circa Civil War, 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s

 

In a time of debt ceiling debates, federal budget cuts and the possible reduction in US military spending, I thought it would be befitting to highlight some of the koolest military / war related comic books I could find, many of which are archived in the collection of The Museum of UnCut Funk. As I continue to research military comics and their portrayal of Blacks and other minorities, The Museum of Uncut Funk has created an online exhibition of the comic books presented in this blog.

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Celebrating MLK Day Our Way

Celebrating MLK Day Our Way

Our Friend, Martin is a 1999 animated children’s educational film about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American civil rights movement.

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I Got Six – Schoolhouse Rock

I Got Six – Schoolhouse Rock

 

I got six.
That’s all there is.
Six time one is six, one times six
He got six.
I put mine with his and we got twelve
Six time two is twelve, two times six
I got six, you got six,
She got six.
We got eighteen altogether.
If we can get ’em all together.
Six time three is eighteen, three times six

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Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids Cartoon

Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids Cartoon

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids the animated series was created, produced, and hosted by comedian Bill Cosby, who also lent his voice to a number of characters, including Fat Albert himself. Filmation was the production company for the series. The show premiered on September 9, 1972 and ran until 1985. The show, based on Bill Cosby’s remembrances of his childhood gang, focused on the lovable, oversized Albert, with his signature rumbling exclamation “Hey hey hey!”, and his friends.

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The Brown Hornet Cartoon

The Brown Hornet Cartoon

Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids was a long-standing Saturday morning cartoon that featured a group of Black adolescents growing up in a Philadelphia neighborhood. It had various “show-within-a-show” elements throughout its production run, and one of those elements was a segment called The Brown Hornet, which first appeared on September 1, 1979 when the series itself was re-titled The New Fat Albert Show.

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Hong Kong Phooey Cartoon

Hong Kong Phooey Cartoon

 

Who is this super hero?
Sarge? No.
Rosemary, the telephone operator? No.
Penry, the mild-mannered janitor? Could Be!
Hong Kong Phooey, Number One Superguy
Hong Kong Phooey, quicker than the human eye
He’s got style…
He’s got style, a groovy style
And a car that just won’t stop.
When the going gets rough he’s super tough
With the Hong Kong Phooey Chop! Heeyaah!
Hong Kong Phooey, Number-one Super Guy
Hong Kong Phooey
Quicker than the human eye
Hong Kong Phooey, Fanriffic!

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Harlem Globetrotters Cartoon

Harlem Globetrotters Cartoon

Harlem Globetrotters (called Harlem Globe Trotters in the opening titles) was a Saturday morning cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera and CBS Productions, featuring animated versions of players from the basketball team, Harlem Globetrotters. Broadcast from September 12, 1970 to September 2, 1972 on CBS for 22 episodes, and later re-run on NBC as The Go-Go Globetrotters, the show featured cartoon versions of George “Meadowlark” Lemon, Freddie “Curly” Neal, Hubert “Geese” Ausbie, J.C. “Gip” Gipson, Bobby Joe Mason, and Pablo Robertson, alongside their fictional bus driver and manager Granny, and Dribbles, their dog mascot.

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I Am The Greatest Cartoon

I Am The Greatest Cartoon

 

I Am the Greatest: The Adventures of Muhammad Ali was an animated series featuring heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The short-lived series was broadcast Saturday mornings on NBC, starting on September 10, 1977. The series was cancelled after 13 episodes, by January 1978.

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Black Manta – Black Cartoon Villain

Black Manta – Black Cartoon Villain

First appearing in “Aquaman” (vol. 1) #35 in 1967, Black Manta was created by Bob Haney and Nick Cardy, and has since become the Sea King’s primary foe. What might make Black Manta unique is that he’s probably the most well-known Black supervillain in comics and among the general public, thanks to the character’s other-media appearances (particularly on “Super Friends).

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Hell Rider # 2 circa 1971

Hell Rider # 2 circa 1971

 
Hell-Rider 2 is the complete story that is the second and last appearance of The Butterfly, the first ever Black super-heroine in comics…

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Veterans Comic Book Exhibition

 

Celebrating Our Black Heroes!

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The Museum Of UnCut Funk Presents The Man vs. Muhammad Ali

The Museum Of UnCut Funk Presents The Man vs. Muhammad Ali
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Barack Obama Comic Book Collection

Barack Obama Comic Book Collection

The Museum Of UnCut Funk has taken a very different approach to collecting items that are relevant to our cultural experience. As children of the 1970’s, we are dedicated to collecting artifacts from what we believe is one of the greatest decades ever. We have also been blessed to bear witness to the election of the first Black President in American history, Barack Obama, one of the greatest historic events in our lifetime. As President Obama is also a child of the 1970’s, it makes sense for The Museum of UnCut Funk to collect artifacts that highlight his Presidential achievement, in our own unique way. Thus we have added The Barack Obama Comic Book Collection to our archive.

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Slave Tokens Are Funky Too!!!

Slave Tokens Are Funky Too!!!

There are several United States commemorative coins, medals and medallions that celebrate the lives and accomplishments of Black activists, athletes, educators, entertainers, inventors, leaders and patriots as well as seminal events and institutions in Black History. These coins, medals and medallions are a part of The Museum Of UnCut Funk Collection and are currently traveling to museums and cultural centers across the country as a part of our For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency exhibition. Anti-Slavery Tokens are also an important part of our collection and traveling exhibition.

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Comic Book Courses or English Literature

Comic Book Courses or English Literature

COLUMBIA, S.C. — It’s Monday morning in a classroom at the University of South Carolina. A small group of students is talking about the latest movie to open over the weekend. “I just can’t help but be critical if it doesn’t stay true to the story,” says a student from two rows back. “Whether something stays true to the book or not doesn’t bother me,” chimes in another before the professor calls the class to order.

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