Jackie Ormes Creator of Torchy Brown in Dixie To Harlem Induced In Harlem Of Fame

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Jackie Ormes, August 1, 1911 – December 26, 1985, is known as the first African-American cartoonist and creator of the Torchy Brown comic strip and the Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger panel. Jackie Ormes was born Zelda Mavin Jackson on August 1, 1911 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to parents William Winfield Jackson and Mary Brown Jackson. Her…

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