Aunt Jemima (Read 203 times)

aletheuo137

Aunt Jemima
« on: July 08, 2024, 07:45:15 AM »
The branding of the syrup was a tribute to this woman’s gifts and talents. Now future generations will not even know this beautiful woman existed. What a shame. The world knew her as “Aunt Jemima”, but her given name was Nancy Green and she was a true American success story. She was born a slave in 1834 Montgomery County, KY. and became a wealthy superstar in the advertising world, as its first living trademark. Green was 56 years old when she was selected as spokesperson for a new ready-mixed, self-rising pancake flour and made her debut in 1893 at a fair and exposition in Chicago. She demonstrated the pancake mix served thousands of pancakes, and became an immediate star. She was a good storyteller, her personality was warm and appealing, and her showmanship was exceptional. Her exhibition booth drew so many people that special security personnel were assigned to keep the crowds moving. Nancy Green was signed to a lifetime contract, traveled on promotional tours all over the country, and was extremely well paid. Her financial freedom and stature as a national spokesperson enabled her to become a leading advocate against poverty and in favor of equal rights for all Americans. She maintained her job until she died in 1923, at age 89. This was a remarkable woman, and sadly she has been ERASED by politics. I wanted you to know and remind you in this cancel culture period.
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astroboy

Re: Aunt Jemima
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2024, 09:05:38 AM »
The story of a successful woman of color who made it back in the day before BLM, race baiters etc.,
needed to be canceled. Removing this woman from the brand while hiding behind the banner of
racial equality is typical of the left.

oldfart

Re: Aunt Jemima
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2024, 09:06:31 AM »
Excellent reminder that you should strive to learn and remember people and events of the past. In this way you are less likely to make mistakes in all aspects of your life.

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Flapp_Jackson

Re: Aunt Jemima
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2024, 11:46:56 AM »
Today's race-focused morons are not interested in history even during Black History Month.

They are interested in the what they can force upon society as reparations, special rights and government tax-funded programs today and for the future.

Aunt Jemima is a story of success and rising above her situation and position in a time when Blacks were not pandered to for votes.

She is a symbol of individual strength, talent and perseverance, not one of victimhood.  Her story doesn't exemplify the attitudes of todays minorities and the people who pretend to want to help them -- you know, because Blacks can't even find the DMV or use the Internet to get an ID card to show when voting.
"How can you diagnose someone with an obsessive-compulsive disorder
and then act as though I had some choice about barging in?"
-- Melvin Udall

QUIETShooter

Re: Aunt Jemima
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2024, 03:34:05 PM »
So sad how things has come to be.  Most people understand that mistakes will be made.  As long as efforts are made to not repeat the same mistakes and strive to be better in all aspects that we do.

There was a time when everyone understood this.

I bet Nancy Green never saw colors.  Only forgiveness and opportunity for success to those who are willing to work for it.

Yes, she was a victim of slavery.  But I'd bet she never was one to cry me a river.  She was the type to overcome and prove wrong those who wanted to put her down.





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