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Jackie Ormes, the first African-American woman cartoonist

In the summer of 2018, Ormes will be inducted into the comic industry's Will Eisner Hall of Fame.

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February is all about celebrating black history, and throughout the month we'll be honoring influential African Americans whose stories you might not yet know. Some are pioneers in their field, some helped spark the civil rights movement, and all have contributed incredible things to not only black history, but to the history of the United States as a whole.

Join us in honoring Jackie Ormes, the first African-American woman cartoonist who created positive representations of African Americans in cartoons during a time when they were typically depicted as negative stereotypes.