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Has everyone brought their dish for our ethnic cultural picnic?
Date: 1971
Medium: Ink, light blue pencil, and graphite on paper
Dimensions: sheet: 14 3/8 × 27 11/16 in. (36.5 × 70.3 cm)
Illustration Citation: Syndicated comic strip "Wee Pals," by Morrie Turner, September 12, 1971. The Register and Tribune Syndicate
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund and and Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1983
Object Number: 1983-112
About: Cartoonist Morrie Turner was the first African-American cartoonist whose comic strip featured a racially mixed group of characters. In Wee Pals, the integrated playmates make witty remarks and act out plots re-enforcing the values of friendship and cooperation among children of various races and backgrounds. One critic called Turner's message of racial harmony a “gentle lesson in tolerance.”
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