Ollie Harrington

Cartoonist, Author

1912 – 1995

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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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Born
Feb 14, 1912
Valhalla
Also known as
  • Oliver Harrington
Ethnicity
  • African American
Profession
Education
  • Yale University
  • DeWitt Clinton High School
Died
Nov 2, 1995
Berlin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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