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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.

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.

When you picture Aunt Jemima, what do you see? For a white person, it might be a soothing fantasy of a loving black servant putting warm, b...

When you picture Aunt Jemima, what do you see? For a white person, it might be a soothing fantasy of a loving black servant putting warm, b...

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).

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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