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WHO IS JACKIE ORMES? GOOGLE DOODLE HONORS FIRST BLACK FEMALE NEWSPAPER CARTOONIST. Jackie Ormes, the first and only Black female newspaper cartoonist of her time in the United States, is celebrated in today’s Google Doodle. On September 1, 1945, Ormes’ groundbreaking Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger, the single-panel cartoon featuring the smart and fashionable Ginger and her precocious 6-year-old sister Patty-Jo, debuted in the Pittsburgh Courier.

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