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Black Female Cartoonist Ahead of Her Time

Cartoons and comics can be "kids' stuff" or social commentary; the work of Jackie Ormes managed to be both. She made it a point to challenge the norms of mainstream comic strips, especially the depiction of black life in the beginning of the twentieth century.

Nancy Goldstein has compiled Ormes' works and chronicled her life in the new book, Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist.

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