Jackie Orms was the first black woman cartoonist to be published in a newspaper

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Haven’t heard of her unfortunately but glad to find out about her. Newspaper comics that did political and social commentary were a big inspiration for me growing up, my favorite artist being the Argentinian legend Quino. I’d love to see more comic artists recognized for their brave voices.

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Wow, without even reading the article, just the comic, my mind immediately went to Emmett Till. That must say a lot about how effectively she conveyed the message.

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Yeah, that’s a pull-no-punches punchline. Subtle but cuts deep.

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Jackie Orms

Ormes with an ‘E,’ like it is in the rest of the post.

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It’s subtle, but the mother (or big sister?) seems to be hiding the newspaper behind her back, and it looks like it says “TILL” in the headline.

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I didn’t catch that! Very cool (the subversiveness, not the topic, obvs).

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