The DuSable Museum of African American History

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Animation Art from Classic Cartoons of ‘70s

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Animation Art from Classic Cartoons of ‘70s

This special exhibition commemorates the 40th anniversaries of 1970’s Saturday Morning cartoons that featured positive Black characters for the first time in television history. The exhibition includes original production pieces and drawings used to produce these cartoons. Also included are images from the animated opening to Soul Train and two of the few Black cast/Black focused animated features that have been produced since the 1970′s, BeBe’s Kids (1992) and Our Friend Martin (1999).

Organized by The Museum of the Uncut Funk

This project is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events

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