A Piece of History on Aunt Jemima

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the Aunt Jemima character
with apron and kerchief
as described,1909. – from Wikipedia.


Visit Michele Norris's website to read her memoir, The Grace of Silence. Details in the book surrounding Aunt Jemima's characterization were unexpectedly enlightening.

Myself, until this book I hadn't given much thought of the character, other than general assumptions assumed based on the time period in which the character first appeared. An interesting and informative resource, especially paired with Wikipedia's sources.

I read the hardcover version. Here's the link to an updated version.

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