29 Facts About Aunt Jemima


Aunt Jemima is modeled after, and has been a famous example of, the "Mammy" archetype in the Southern United States.

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In 1915, the well-known Aunt Jemima brand was the basis for a trademark law ruling that set a new precedent.

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Aunt Jemima branded frozen foods were licensed out to Aurora Foods in 1996, which was absorbed into Pinnacle Foods in 2004.

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James J Jaffee, a freelance artist from the Bronx, New York, designed one of the images of Aunt Jemima used by Quaker Oats to market the product into the mid-20th century.

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Aunt Jemima's was slimmed down from her previous appearance, depicting a more "svelte" look, wearing a white collar, and geometric print "headband" still resembling her previous kerchief.

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Aunt Jemima is based on the common "Mammy" archetype, a plump black woman wearing a headscarf who is a devoted and submissive servant.

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Aunt Jemima's was presented as a "loyal cook" for a fictional Colonel Higbee's Louisiana plantation on the Mississippi River.

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Aunt Jemima was said to use a secret recipe "from the South before the Civil War, " with their "matchless plantation flavor, " to make the best pancakes in Dixie.

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Aunt Jemima's was said to have revived a group of shipwrecked survivors with her flapjacks.

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Aunt Jemima embodied a post-Reconstruction fantasy of idealized domesticity, inspired by "happy slave" hospitality, and revealed a deep need to redeem the antebellum South.

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African American Registry of the United States suggests Nancy Green and others who played the caricature of Aunt Jemima should be celebrated despite what has been widely condemned as a stereotypical and racist brand image.

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Aunt Jemima's was a Black storyteller and one of the first Black corporate models in the United States.

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Aunt Jemima's was replaced by Agnes Moodey, "a negress of 60 years", who was then reported as the original Aunt Jemima.

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Aunt Jemima's was sent to New York City by Lord and Thomas to have her picture taken.

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Aunt Jemima's appeared at prestigious establishments frequented by the rich and famous, such as El Morocco, the Stork Club, "21", and the Waldorf-Astoria.

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Aunt Jemima's was employed as a cook in the home of a Quaker Oats executive and began pancake demonstrations at her employer's request.

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Aunt Jemima's died in 1969, and is buried near her parents and grandparents in the historic Red Oak Presbyterian Church cemetery of Ripley, Ohio.

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An annual Aunt Jemima breakfast has been a long-time fundraiser for the cemetery, and the church maintains a collection of Aunt Jemima memorabilia.

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Aunt Jemima's was born in 1897 in Marlboro County, South Carolina.

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Aunt Jemima's appeared on radio in The Great Gildersleeve, on radio and television in Amos 'n' Andy, and on film in To Have and Have Not .

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Actresses portraying Aunt Jemima visited Albion, Battle Creek, and other Michigan cities many times over three decades.

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Aunt Jemima's was the last individual model for the character's logo.

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Aunt Jemima's worked for Quaker Oats in the company's Oklahoma advertising department until she answered their search for a new Aunt Jemima.

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Aunt Jemima's was buried in the family plot in the Colony Cemetery near Wheelock, Texas.

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Aunt Jemima has been featured in various formats and settings throughout popular culture.

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Aunt Jemima has been a present image identifiable by popular culture for well over a century, dating back to Nancy Green's appearance at the 1893 World Fair in Chicago, Illinois.

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Aunt Jemima's incorporated them into collages and assemblages, transforming them into statements of political and social protest.

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Aunt Jemima's Kitchen had additional locations across the United States.

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Electric Aunt Jemima was the nickname for Zappa's Standel guitar amplifier.

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