JACKIE ORMES FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN CARTOONIST SC
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS
(W) Nancy Goldstein (A) Jacjie Ormes
At a time of few opportunities for African American women, Jackie Ormes (1911-1985) blazed a trail as a popular cartoonist with the major black newspapers of the day. Her comic strips Torchy Brown
and Patty-Jo 'n' Ginger
provide an invaluable glimpse into American culture and history, with topics that include racial segregation, U.S. foreign policy, educational equality, and other pressing issues of the times-and of today's world as well. This biography, recognized as a "Best Book" by the Village Voice
and with "Best Book" citations in three Booklist categories, features a large sampling of Ormes's cartoons and comic strips.
In Shops: Sep 25, 2019