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R.T. Davis Milling Co. hired freed slave, Nancy Green [born in Montgomery County, KY] to ‘be’ Aunt Jemima®, in 1890. Nancy was made to play Aunt Jemima® as a stereotypical, antebellum plantation ‘mammy’, being subservient, overweight and dressed in typical slave attire, with a red bandana headscarf. She made her debut at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago and soon became known as the ‘Pancake Queen.' Her likeness became the new logo. until her untimely death in 1923.

Aunt Jemima corn bread recipe I made a double batch of these muffins last night and all I can say is OMG! Somebody better take them away before I eat them all! SO YUMMY!!!!!!

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I remember her visiting my kindergarten class in Pennsylvania & giving each of us a little box of mix! 1953 or 1954

Slave in a Box: The Strange Career of Aunt Jemima - M. M. Manring - Google Books

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Beatrix Potter @Helen Palmer Holden. it might be cool to do some of these prints for nursery art, ya think?

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TOWARDS THE END OF AUNT JEMIMA (Interesting blog post, linked to petition)

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Original vintage Black Americana magazine ad for Aunt Jemima Pancakes (1949). Includes an offer for the Aunt Jemima Rag Doll Family (Aunt Jemima, Uncle Mose, Diana, and Wade).

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Vintage 1940s - 1950s Black Americana Print Cotton Tablecloth

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