wherein we entertain the notions of a creature embroiled in sorting multiple identities. is she a mother? a poet? a performer? an organizer? or is she simply the product of a feminist movement in which women dreamt that simultaneously singing opera, tap-dancing, spinning plates, spouting rhetoric and solving algorithms was liberation. here are the rough drafts.
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?”