Jackie Ormes Historical

Jackie Ormes Historical (HM1US4)

Location: Monongahela, PA 15063 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 12.297', W 79° 55.875'

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The first black woman to be a nationally syndicated cartoonist in the US, and for many years, the only one. Beginning in 1937, her comics were published in African American newspapers, the Pittsburgh Courier and Chicago Defender. Her Torchy Brown and Patty-Jo and Ginger characters were well-educated and fashionably dressed. They helped break down racial and gender stereotypes common in popular culture of the time. Ormes grew up in Monongahela.
HM NumberHM1US4
Year Placed2016
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 590955 N 4451052
Decimal Degrees40.20495000, -79.93125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.297', W 79° 55.875'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 17.82" N, 79° 55' 52.5" W
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Area Code(s)724, 412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 670-688 PA-837, Monongahela PA 15063, US
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