by Nancy Goldstein
Hardcover, 225 pages, Univ of Michigan Pr, List Price: $40 | purchase
Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?
Looks at the life and career of the first African American woman cartoonist.
July 29, 2008 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.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/93029000/93143755" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
March 24, 2008 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.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/88965131/88965119" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor
Support The Programs You Love