CoinWeek Podcast #37: UnCut Funk: African-American Representation and Money
Pamela Thomas and Loreen Williamson are co-curators and owners of the Museum of UnCut Funk, the internet’s first virtual museum dedicated to the preservation and celebration of 1970s black culture and all things funky. Drawing from Thomas’ and Williamson’s own personal collections, the Museum provides enthusiasts with a unique and exciting view of art and artifacts from this exciting period in American life. One of the museum’s holdings is a collection of U.S. coins and medals depicting African-American subjects, such as Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, and Marian Anderson.
In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, Charles Morgan talks with Pamela and Loreen about coins, the importance of African-American representation on money, the forthcoming Harriet Tubman Federal Reserve Note, the 2017 American Liberty High Relief gold coin, and who the two would like to see honored on a future coin or medal.
It’s an interesting and lively discussion that illustrates the vitality of numismatics in American life and how we are living in historic times.
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