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NY Times on “Funky Turns 40” Exhibition on Black Animated Characters of the 70’s

by on March 21, 2014

The New York Times has taken a look at “Funky Turns 40,” a traveling exhibition of animation cels, posters, storyboards, and other artifacts preserved by the Museum of UnCut Funk as part of their mission to preserve the rise of black characters in TV animation starting in the 1970’s. The article speaks with the Museum founders Loreen Williamson and Pamela Thomas and how their love of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, The Jackson 5ive cartoon, and Valerie Brown of Josie and the Pussycats led to a collection of over 300 pieces that is exhibited online via the Museum of UnCut Funk’s website and whose traveling exhibition is currently on display at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem through June 14, 2014.

(via The Beat)

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