Friday, August 01, 2008

Jackie Ormes: First Black Woman Cartoonist

There is a new biography of Jackie Ormes out. I'm looking forward to picking it up! Her work was published in my hometown's famous newspaper, The Pittsburgh Courier. What a tremendous wit she had!


In the above cartoon, the woman is holding a United Negro College Fund pamphlet. The falling cards are for pledges. The caption reads:

“Gosh—Thanks if you’re beggin’ for me—But how’s
about getting our rich Uncle Sam to put good
public schools all over so we can be trained fit for any college?”

1 comment:

Ferocious Kitty said...

Oh my goodness...how timeless and perfect!