Let’s Boogie Back in Time and Then Across Chicago


Funky Turns 40 Black Character Revolution DuSable PosterWhat: A funky show at the DuSable Museum, opening Friday. June 27th

What Else:We stroll through German, Polish and Puerto Rican communities on Saturday, June 28th


Here we go. So stay in step.

We’re traveling way back. Back to when Valerie Brown romped with Josie and the Pussy Cats.

Back to when the Harlem Globetrotters, and the Jackson 5ive and Fat Albert and the Crosby Kids and Lt. Uhura jumped out of American TV and into our imaginations. It’s the 1970s’ and a revolution is taking place on Saturday morning cartoons.

On screens across the country, we are watching the first positive black animation characters.

It’s a revolution with roots as well among black performers and artists in Chicago.

And so, come Friday, June 27th, an exhibit of the Black Character Revolution will be open at the DuSable Museum of African American History. The exhibit comes from the Museum of Uncut Funk, a virtual place that brings to life black culture of the 1970s. The show will be on hand until Oct. 20, but don’t wait.

Now we’re moving on. Stay close. Don’t straggle.

Stay with me.

We’re taking a walk on Saturday June 28 in Humboldt Park and visiting three communities to hear how they found new lives for themselves. We’ll hear from members of the German, Polish and Puerto Rican communities about the communities that they’ve built and the legacies that they have passed on.

It’s a tour set up the Chicago Cultural Alliance and it begins at 10 am at the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, 3015 W. Division St. There’s a $25 fee but along the way we’ll stop in for a snack at a well-known Puerto Rican cafe. A cafe con leche is good enough for me.It’s a two-hour walk.

for more information: http://www.chicagoculturaliance.org

Vamonos – let’s go.

Talk to me – digame

Steve@chicagoistheworld.org, office 312 369 6400






No Comments

Comments are closed.