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Jackie Ormes’ “Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger” Part 3

In the past two posts, I have written about a few of installments of Jackie Ormes’ Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger. (You can find these posts here and here.) Today, I want to wrap up my discussion of Ormes’ strip by examining one final panel. As I did in the previous post, I want to think about these panels in a broader pedagogical conversation, thinking about … Read More Jackie Ormes’ “Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger” Part 3

Jackie Ormes’ “Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger” Part 1

Over her career, Jackie Ormes produced four comics for newspapers such as the Pittsburgh Courier and the Chicago Defender. Continually hitting up the journalistic glass ceiling in the early to mid-1900s, Ormes, along with her newspaper pieces on fashion, sports, and other topics, penned comics that tackled the political issues facing African Americans, and specifically African American women, during the period: Torchy Brown (1930s), … Read More Jackie Ormes’ “Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger” Part 1