COVID-19 Thoughts Part 50: The history of Nancy Green, The Original Aunt Jemima

Jamaican musician David Nesta Marley known by his stage name Ziggy, wrote a song in the late 1980’s that would become one his best known songs. The song should serve as a warning to all of us including Ziggy and dare I say the rest of the Marley family (yes they are the same family that gave us the Great One of Reggae Music, named Bob).

Tomorrow people, where is your past? Tomorrow people, how long will you last?
Don't know your past, don't know your future. Don't know your past, you won't know your future.

The progressive left has to rewrite the past or make the post null and void in order to create the future that it seeks, and while many think that Aunt Jemima should be placed in a local museum, school textbooks or whatever institution may be, it may not be enough for couple of reasons.

One, our public education system is shotty at best, especially in the inner cities; and second, putting things a in historical institution does not mean that the accuracy will hold. There will be curators who will attempt to rewrite history or presented in a way that fits their narratives and/or agendas. We are living George Orwell’s 1984.

So before all you Tomorrow People run out Aunt Jemima from our supermarkets and replace her with Brand QO pancake mix and syrup; let me tell you the story and history of Nancy Green. The woman who would become known to the world as Aunt Jemima. Hat tip to Rush Limbaugh by the way, the Great One of American Talk Radio.

Nancy Green was born a slave in Montgomery County, Kentucky on November 17, 1834. Eventually Green would be free to pursue her own interests. She would be hired among several African-America models to portray a corporate trademark. A character that was friendly and wore her heart on her sleeve, and had the great talent for cooking and watching over the children. She worked for the fictional Walker family lead by family patriarch Charles. She was good at what she did and the Walker family treated her with great respect and admiration and she loved them back. Thus the legend of Aunt Jemima was born.

Eventually The Quaker Oats Company (which itself is own by PepsiCO today) acquired the Aunt Jemima brand and would make Nancy Green an offer she could not refuse.  A lifetime contract to become the official Aunt Jemima spokesperson for the company. The merchandising and promoting would be almost endless and not just pancake mix and syrup, but personal appearances as Aunt Jemima herself. She took care of a fictional family and it was time for someone to give back...and basically that is what Quaker Oats did; in a manner of speaking. In reality, Green became a spokesperson for not just her character, but for several real life causes; including fighting poverty and establishing Chicago’s Olivet Baptist Church which would become the oldest operating African American church to this day. Green died tragically in a street accident in August of 1823. Green sadly was an innocent bystander on the sidewalk in were the car flipped and came down on her.

As time marched on, the “political correctness” of the progressive left questioned and challenged the story of Aunt Jemima; in spite of the fact that Nancy Green fought to improve the quality of life for her people. So the PC police goes after Lillian Randolph (who was a successful African-American entertainer in her time), just because of the way her character Mammy Two Shoes was portrayed in the classic Tom & Jerry cartoons.

Randolph got her voice replaced by another African American woman (Thea Vidale) that apparently sounds what such a woman of color “actually” sounds like. Still Aunt Jemima was not a problem. Due to the tragic murder of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer that thought he could throw his weight around however, Green’s legacy as Aunt Jemima has come to an end.

Not everyone is going along with this. Larnell Evans Sr. is one African America that does not agree with this change. He is not just anyone, he is the great-grandson of Nancy Green. Evans said to a reporter at;

This is an injustice for me and my family. This is part of my history...The racism they talk about, using images from slavery, that comes from the other side — white people. This company profits off images of our slavery. And their answer is to erase my great-grandmother’s history. A black female…It hurts.

Yes Larnell, it really does hurts and its madness. But to the Marxist progressive it needs to come down and be rebuilt. The left may talk about putting Nancy Green in our textbooks and museums and whatever...the problem with Marxists, is that they tend to erase the past that came before the day the Marxists took control of a country. More than not, the history of the Marxists starts with them. They erase the past in order to control the future. Ziggy Marley’s song speaks loud and clear.

“Tomorrow people, where is your past?...Don't know your past, you won't know your future.” How long will your last. Well if you keep listening to the likes of BLM and Antifa...not too long.

Let me also add some words of wisdom from Ziggy’s father from one of his final songs (Buffalo Soldier) that he recorded before he passed away.

If you know your history, Then you would know where you coming from. Then you wouldn't have to ask me, Who the heck do I think I am.

Well I am just man who believes in liberty and freedom for everyone, and not for the privileged few. Sadly the Democratic Party’s racist scams may never be held to account, until its too late; when this so-called Babylon called the United States of America falls.

Aunt Jemima aka Nancy Green was never the problem. She tried to make life in America better. Never Forget That.

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