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Betye Saar (born July 30, 1926, Los Angeles) is a contemporary artist best known for her 1972 boxed assemblage "The Liberation of Aunt Jemina". She began her career in design but moved to mixed-media work in the 1960's, collecting images of African American stereotypes and later moving into memorabilia reflecting her black, Native American, and Irish ancestry. Saar has taught at UCLA and the Otis Art Institute. #TodayInBlackHistory


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).