Books by Nancy Goldstein
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Though largely forgotten, cartoonist Jackie Ormes lent a strong voice to black women in the decades leading up to the civil rights movement. She was a pioneer in her day, creating smart and independent heroines that challenged the period's stereotypes.
Trailblazing cartoonist Jackie Ormes 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 a new book.