Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution
February 5 – June 14, 2014
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Lenox Ave. (bet. W. 135th and W. 136th Sts.)
Manhattan, NY 10037
For the first half of the 20th century, Hollywood's animators followed the stereotypes of the time when drawing black characters. This changed in the late 1960s and early '70s with Saturday morning cartoons portraying black animated characters in a more positive manner. This exhibit explores this change and the impact it had on young viewers. For more information, visit nypl.org.
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