Revolutionary #2: Rudy Malveaux as Paul Cuffee, Sr.

Our project is on a roll, and our second Revolutionary was Rudy Malveaux, filmaker, political activist and community organizer. We photographed Rudy at Marshall's Barber Shop on 12th and Chicon in East Austin this past weekend. (Big thanks to Jermaine and the crew, who were extraordinarily helpful and accomodating!)

Rudy is portraying Paul Cuffee, Sr. (also written Cuffe), a free African-American man from Colonial America who built a maritime fleet and organized other free blacks to oppose the tea tax placed on imported tea in Boston, among other accomplishments (which you can learn about at the exhibit!)

Rudy Malveaux as Paul Cuffee, Sr.

Rudy Malveaux as Paul Cuffee, Sr.

Rudy also wanted to have some fun with our Colonial wigs, so we took some time out to have some fun during the session. (Mr. Cuffee, to our knowledge, did not wear a wig, as traditional for men in that era, but we can bust a mold a bit!)

fun with wigs!

fun with wigs!

Don't forget to check out our IndieGoGo page: http://igg.me/at/revolutionaryatx/x/8281690 to see more about the project and to help us reach out goal of $5000 by the end of August. Please forward this project on to friends and we can make it happen!

We have more sessions planned in the next few weeks...stay tuned!

sandra