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September 19, 2015

- January 3, 2016

TIME

LOCATION

Meinig Family Gallery

This revolutionary exhibition commemorates the 40th anniversaries of 1970s Saturday Morning Cartoons that featured positive Black characters for the first time in television history.  The exhibit—drawn from the collection of the Museum of Uncut Funk— includes original production cels and drawings used to produce these cartoons.

When Black characters were first portrayed in cartoons they were given racially derogatory and stereotypical attributes such as cannibals, coons, and mammies. It was not until the late 1960s/1970s that Black characters were portrayed positively and realistically.

In this exhibit, visitors will experience cartoons such as Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, The Jackson 5ive cartoon featuring Michael Jackson and his brothers, The Harlem Globetrotters and I Am The Greatest featuring Muhammed Ali.  In these cartoons, Black children were able to see their cartoon role models teach positive messages like family values, education, friendship, and much more.

DATE


September 19, 2015

- January 3, 2016

TIME

LOCATION

Meinig Family Gallery

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