Author Nancy Goldstein Discusses Her New Book :"Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist"

This event was held on March 5, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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In honor of Women’s History Month, Ann Arbor author Nancy Goldstein will discuss the life of Jackie Ormes and show examples of her illustrations. In an era (1937-56) when there were few opportunities for women, and even fewer for African American women, Ormes blazed a trail as a popular artist with the major black newspapers of the day. Her cartoons and comic strips provide a glimpse into her view of U.S. culture and history during that era, including racial segregation, cold war politics, the atom bomb, and environmental pollution.

Goldstein's book will be for sale at the event, courtesy of Shaman Drum Bookshop. The event is cosponsored by The University of Michigan Press, The University of Michigan Art Museum, and Shaman Drum Bookshop.

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