Quaker Oats announced earlier this month it’s rebranding Aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup because of its racist history. But descendants of Lillian Richard, who portrayed Aunt Jemima for years, support the company’s decision to rename the brand, they want to ensure her legacy lives on.
Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks to Vera Harris, family historian for the Richard family of Hawkins, about Lillian Richard’s legacy and why they’re speaking out.
This article was originally published on WBUR.org.
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