Gnome male – “! Historians focus on the black art of the 1970s.

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Gnome male – “! Historians focus on the black art of the 1970s.

As a child of the ’70s and’ 80s, I used to spend the night at my cousin Chris’s house. On Friday evening, aunt let us sleep, turn off the lights, we will be in our respective double bed – not about school, friends or toys (okay, okay, sometimes about toys), no, we are locking our next morning to watch cartoon program. The top of the list?

Hey, hey, hey, this is Faaaaat Albert!

Yes, that spellbinding phrase begins with each episode of Fat Albert and Cosby Kids. Actor and comedian Bill Cosby created and produced the TV series from 1972 to 1985 and expanded it in childhood. Fat Albert and the gang (including one named jose missy’s character, there is a man named Donald tang – I guess it won’t fly today) in the north of Philadelphia to hang out, in the face of many moral crisis. Chris and I (and you guys, you know it!) Love the children’s tricks and life lessons.

Most of the plot ends with a similar tune that ends the junkyard. In fact, music is a common theme in many of the new works on Saturday morning’s comic book lineup.

UnCut Funk!

Pamela Thomas special was the era of fat Albert and other performances of African American animation image, including Jackson 5 ive, josie, cat and harlem globetrotter.

“I was born in the ’60 s, so I grew up in the 70 s, I remember all the cartoons – not all comics – but this is all of these positive animation image for the first time on TV,” said Thomas, grew up in the Bronx preschool teachers.

“Their story is like your story, and their experience is like your experience,” says Thomas, who holds a degree in black history at the city university of New York. “Bill Mr Cosby’s cartoon is so groundbreaking that dealt with a lot of problems – it’s just a smoke, cheat at school, playing,,, divorce, steal others what can happen, when you look at you, all these information in the form of children can understand. ”

Twelve years ago, Thomas began collecting black art. A few years later, she started the UnCut Funk online museum! Now, she’s got enough work, a “Funky turn 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition” at the first stop of the museum’s research center in the Black forest.

Thomas explained: “the overall overview of the collection is not comic and black – these are groundbreaking because they are the first and occurred between 1969 and 1979.

From civil rights to black rights.

But building a collection is not easy.

“It’s really hard to find black animation, there really is no market,” Mr. Thomas said. “It’s all about Disney, warner bros and rooney music, bunny and kingfisher.

Thomas and his friends conveyed the word to various art galleries, and they let her know when the curator heard something that might interest her.

She said: “this aspect of black popular culture, I think there is a very important story, come out from the civil rights movement in the ’60 s, transferred to the black power movement of the 1970 s.” Into our own, “she said, all of these didn’t image on the television and news, and didn’t see their grandmother’s negative image comics, as in the 1940 s [little] treble.

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