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.
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.
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.
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.