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The Life and Times of Jackie Ormes, America’s First African-American Syndicated Comic Artist

Comics can be more than just a funny panel of stories. Woven together like a patch quilt, its strip can tell the narratives of a generation with a block of successive drawings.

Jackie Ormes, the first African-American woman to have a syndicated comic strip, paved and pioneered an alternative narrative for women of color by juxtaposing the stereotypes of her era with comic panels featuring beautiful, strong-willed and educated women. Read more…

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