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A Chronology of Black Characters In Comics Pt. 1

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Today, many black heroes grace the pages of comics, and some are now making it to the silver screen. But it’s been a long road filled with very small steps and long periods of no movement at all.  Here is a chance to see how black comic book characters appeared in comics from the earliest “Pioneer era” through the Golden Age,  Atomic Age, Bronze Age, the Modern Age, to the present day.  These historical treasures depict black characters from the 1800s to today, spanning virtually the entire history of American comic books.

The Chronological History of Black Characters is a collaboration between the Museum Of UnCut Funk and a private collector on the west coast.

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Women in Comics NYC Collective International: Black Women in Comics Spotlights – Pamela Thomas

Women in Comics NYC Collective International: Black Women in Comics Spotlights – Pamela Thomas

Pamela Thomas is the Co-Owner and Co-Curator of the Museum Of UnCut Funk (museumofuncutfunk.com), an avid collector of Black memorabilia and an expert on 1970’s Black culture.

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Vintage Black Heroines Exhibition

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An Exhibition Featuring Vintage Black Comic Strips And Comics From The 1950’s-1970’s

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Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein

Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein

Women’s History month is a very special time at the Museum Of UnCut Funk. As we celebrate the accomplishments of women in every aspect of  American History, we are focusing on women in the arts. To help us make this year’s celebration more note worthy we are honored to have Nancy Goldstein, author of Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist, as a guest content contributor.

Thank you Nancy.

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Torchy Brown

Torchy Brown

Torchy Brown first appeared in the Pittsburgh Courier in the 1937-38 comic strip Dixie to Harlem, drawn by the first Black Female Cartoonist, Jackie Ormes. Torchy Brown was later syndicated around the country until it’s end in 1940.

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