Nancy Goldstein Featured on Marketplace

by Phillip Witteveen on March 11, 2014

cover, Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman CartoonistNancy Goldstein, author of Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist, was recently featured on NPR’s Marketplace. The segment joined a series of features for Black History Month. Goldstein explains what makes Ormes a unique and enduringly important figure in the history of American journalism. Through her strong, capable female characters, Ormes told stories that both undercut stereotypical portrayals of African Americans common at the time and tackled difficult topics with humor and wit. Listen to the segment and see images of Ormes’s work at


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