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The great-grandson of the Syracuse woman who played Aunt Jemima has slammed Quaker Oats’ decision to change its packaging after outcry that the logo is racist.
Larnell Evans Sr., 66, calls it “an injustice for me and my family” that his great-grandmother, Anna Short Harrington, who portrayed Aunt Jemima from 1935 to 1954, is being erased from the brand’s history.
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After 130 years, Quaker is finally changing the name of their popular pancake brand, Aunt Jemima, theGrio previously reported.
The original Aunt Jemima logo was based on a woman named Nancy Green who was a “storyteller and missionary worker.”
In 1989, the image was updated to show Aunt Jemima in pearl earrings and a newly-coiffed hairstyle.