5 Impressive Facts About the First Black Woman Cartoonist

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Patty-Jo Dolls

From 1947 to 1950, Ormes was hard at work making her own doll for young Black girls who wanted a toy that looked like them. In December 1949, her Patty-Jo dolls were a short-lived hit. These dolls were no longer produced after 1950 and now they are rare collectors’ items.