Pro-Trump Student: “Aunt Jemima Was The Picture Of The American Dream”

William James

At TPUSA, a pro-Trump student claimed that Aunt Jemima was the picture of the American dream.

“Aunt Jemima was canceled… She was the picture of the American dream. She was a freed slave who went on to be the face of the pancake syrup." -

A student at Trump’s event on Tuesday

Video here


CLAIM: “Nancy Green (aka Aunt Jemima) was born into slavery. She was a magnificent cook. When she was ‘freed’ she rolled her talent into a cooking brand that General Mills bought & used her likeness. She died in 1923 as one of America’s first black millionaires.”

AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. There is no evidence that Green’s portrayal as Aunt Jemima made her into a millionaire.


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