Art is Cool

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Austin Black Freedom Communities
Nov 19
6:30 PM

Funmi Ogunro is the director of an upcoming documentary film about the history of Austin Black Freedom Communities. Freedom Communities are communities that former enslaved African Americans built after the civil war ended in 1865. These communities were built from the ground up and included churches, schools, and stores. Join the virtual event and learn more through archival photos!

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Coffee Chat: Funmi Ogunro

Funmi Ogunro is a Nigerian-American Lonestar Emmy nominated film producer and editor from Austin, Texas. Funmi was most recently awarded a National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Award for her work on the national TV series American Graduate funded by the Corporation of Public Broadcasting and distributed on PBS. Funmi’s work has screened at SXSW, the Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival, and many more. Her online comedy web series, Nneka The Uber Driver, was an official selection of the Women of the Lens Film Festival in London, England. She is the creator of Art is Cool, a multi service organization specializing in videography, and short and long format documentary films. In addition to producing, Funmi Ogunro served as the host of Juneteenth Jamboree, a PBS production dedicated to the discussion of Texas Black History.


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Art is Cool

About the Artist

Funmi Ogunro is the director of an upcoming documentary film about the history of Austin Black Freedom Communities. Freedom Communities are communities that former enslaved African Americans built after the civil war ended in 1865. These communities were built from the ground up and included churches, schools, and stores. Join the virtual event and learn more through archival photos!

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