1912 – 1995
Who was Ollie Harrington?
Oliver Wendell "Ollie" Harrington was an American cartoonist and an outspoken advocate against racism and for civil rights in the United States. Of multi-ethnic descent, was called by Langston Hughes "America's greatest African-American cartoonist," an assessment that has stood the test of time. Harrington requested political asylum in East Germany in 1961; he lived in Berlin for the last three decades of his life.
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