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Found in the Collection: Jackie Ormes! (1911-1985) | The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Blog

Found in the Collection: Jackie Ormes! (1911-1985) | The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Blog | The Bizness | Scoop.it

In the week between Black History Month and Women’s History Month, what better time to highlight the great Jackie “Zelda” Ormes- our country’s first African American woman cartoonist. Getting her start all the way back in 1937 with her debut strip Torchy Brown in ‘Dixie to Harlem’, Ormes was a regular figure in the historic black press newspapers, including the successfulPittsburgh Courier and The Chicago Defender.


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Artist and creator, knowing this information, is wonderful.  A true fact in African American history. This INSPIRATION Is NOT MENTIONED In the school textbooks.  As an artist, creativity inspires, and  to know that this woman of color, Ms. Jackie "Zelda" Ormes was an professional artist cartoonist, is enlightenment. Their are many artistic creative young  ladies of color, expressing self doubt. This article gives a stroke of confidence, by telling young ladies of color,  their are ways to live and be successful utilizing natural and innate artistic gifts. Regardless to one's race, religion, skin color, and gender

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Gary Campbell's curator insight, December 12, 2014 11:42 AM

How many cartoonist know about Torchy Brown and Jackie"Zelda" Ormes? The power of your story reaches the world, tell it!

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African-American Small Business Resources - SmallBusinessNotes.com

Information focused especially towards African-American business owners and business ventures.
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Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve

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Ad I found in the 'American Cinematographer' magazine, September 2012.

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