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.
Over the past eighteen years, Pamela has pursued her passion for Black history by building an extensive collection of Black culture artifacts, which includes: Animation Art And Collectibles, Broadway Window Cards, Coins, Comic Books, Movie Posters, Stamps, and Sports items that reflect Black images. The collection has been covered by: BET, NY-1, WNBC- NY, WABC-NY, WABC-Chicago; in Essence, Inside New Jersey, Intelligent Collector, More, Savoy, Upscale, New York Times, USA Today; and online by Complex, Ebony, Fast Company Design, NPR, The Source, and Collector’s Quest. Images from the collection are currently being featured as a part of the Google Cultural Institute Art Project, which launched as a part of their #BlackHistoryMonth project on February 1, 2016.
The Museum of UnCut Funk Collection contains more than 300 Black comic books and 2,000 Black comic strips, including all of the first appearances of 1970’s Black Superheroes and Superheroines. The museum is commemorating the election of the first Black President in American history, Barack Obama, by archiving all of his comic book appearances.
By Regine L. Sawyer
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