Jackie Ormes, brilliant cartoonist

Torchy in Heartbeats

“Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist”: http://www.jackieormes.com/ a biography by Nancy Goldstein

“Jackie Ormes’ cartoons often responded to events that were important to the black community, such as the brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi. Till was killed in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman.” From the Collection of Judie Miles.

Also you may wanna visit: “Pioneering Cartoonists of Color”: http://web.mac.com/tim_jackson/iWeb/Tim%20Jackson%20Cartoonist/Salute%20to%20Pioneering%20Cartoonists%20of%20Color.html

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