Jackie Ormes

Black History Month Sale: 30% off select books!

by Kathryn Beaton February 8, 2017

In honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting books in our “African-American and African Studies” category. Whether you’re interested in civil rights, slam poetry, policy issues, music, or how these intersect with a variety of other topics, you can find it all here. Use the code UMBHM17 for 30% off any of our 140 AAAS books. This offer is good on hardcovers, paperbacks, and ebooks, and can be used as many times as you want, until March 1st, 2017.   Black America in the Shadow of the Sixties: Notes on the Civil Rights Movement, Neoliberalism, and Politics Clarence Lang The 1960s, including […]

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Nancy Goldstein Featured on Marketplace

by Phillip Witteveen March 11, 2014

Nancy 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 Marketplace.org.  

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Jackie Ormes to be inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists’ Hall of Fame

by Meredith Kahn December 4, 2013
cover, Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist

Jackie Ormes, whose life and work Nancy Goldstein documented in Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist, will be posthumously inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists’ Hall of Fame at their annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on January 16, 2014. The NABJ is honoring Ormes for her portrayal of black female characters who challenged stereotypes of the time, as well as her service to the profession and the African American community. For more information see the NABJ announcement. [This blog entry has been edited to correct the link to the NABJ announcement.]

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From the Vault: Press Awards from 2009-2013

by Mikala Carpenter August 26, 2013

Our “From the Vault” posts allow you to take a peek into the history of the Press, where you can rediscover past authors, projects, editors, awards, and more that led to the development of the university publisher that the Press is today. This window into our past spotlights backlist or out-of-print titles and series and also recommends and contextualizes them with similar current and forthcoming titles. Explore the drawers of the Vault with our intern, Mikala Carpenter, as we uncover the hidden treasures that await us in the archives of the University of Michigan Press. This is the second of […]

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From the Vault: Press Awards from 2003-2008

by Mikala Carpenter August 14, 2013

Our “From the Vault” posts allow you to take a peek into the history of the Press, where you can rediscover past authors, projects, editors, awards, and more that led to the development of the university publisher that the Press is today. This window into our past spotlights backlist or out-of-print titles and series and also recommends and contextualizes them with similar current and forthcoming titles. Explore the drawers of the Vault with our intern, Mikala Carpenter, as we uncover the hidden treasures that await us in the archives of the University of Michigan Press. This is the first of […]

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