Doll with a Call: A Tribute to Jackie Ormes

Zelda Mavin Jackson (a.k.a., Jackie Ormes) drawing Torchy Brown, from the collection of Judie Miles
Earliest available edition of the Pittsburgh Courier, circa November 1910 (Source: Unknown)
Jackie Ormes’ “Torchy Brown in ‘Dixie to Harlem’”, from the Sam Milai Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
The Patty-Jo doll by Jackie Ormes. Photograph: Courtesy of Nancy Goldstein
Patty-Jo ’n’ Ginger protest panel on the killing of Emmett Till (Source: Pittsburgh Courier, 1955)
Torchy Togs, a paper doll topper strip associated with the Torchy in Heartbeats series (Source: Pittsburgh Courier)
Final publication of Torchy in Heartbeats series addressing racism and environmental injustice (Source: Pittsburgh Courier, September 18, 1954)
Jackie Ormes tribute, (Source: Liz Montague, Google Doodle, September 1, 2020)

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