Comic strip Jumpstart premiers

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Mon, 1989-10-02

This date in 1989 marks the premier of the African American comic strip "Jumpstart." This journalism series runs in 40 newspapers across the country.

Twenty-six year old Robb Armstrong is the creator, the youngest African-American to be in syndication. He continues the journalistic expertise of Morrie Turner, the creator of Wee Pals, the first African-American syndicated comic strip, and Oliver Harrington, pioneer cartoonist and creator of the comic character Bootsie.