company news release. Quaker Oats, a division of PepsiCo Inc., had announced last June that it would retire the Aunt Jemima brand, saying the character’s origins are "based on a racial stereotype."The smiling Aunt Jemima logo was inspired by the 19th-century "mammy" minstrel character, a Black woman content to serve her white masters.
A former slave, Nancy Green, became the first face of the pancake products in 1890.New Pearl Milling Company logo on Pepsi Co.‘s pancake mix and syrup products.
But in the cultural reckoning that followed last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, Quaker decided to change the name altogether.Read more on fox29.com