happy birthday, jackie!

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August 1 is the birthday of Jackie Ormes, the first African-American woman syndicated cartoonist. She created the comic strip Torchy Brown and the panel comic Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger.

In 1947, the Terri Lee doll company produced a doll based on her little girl cartoon character Patty-Jo. In contrast to the majority of dolls of that era, (which were “mammy” or “topsy-turvy” dolls), the Patty-Jo doll represented a real child, and boasted an extensive upscale wardrobe.

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