Aunt Jemima’s descendants suing Quaker Oats for $2-BILLION

https://img1.etsystatic.com/000/0/5690687/il_fullxfull.255375755.jpgThe descendants of a woman they say portrayed “Aunt Jemima” in the 1930s are suing Quaker Oats for $2 billion.   They allege the company that owned the brand made a promise to pay their great-grandmother a percentage of the profits, reports CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan.   The Aunt Jemima brand was built around the caricature of a post-slavery black woman.   A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges Quaker Oats stole recipes from Anna Short Harrington in the 1930s and failed to pay her royalties on products bearing her image.…MORE

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One Response to Aunt Jemima’s descendants suing Quaker Oats for $2-BILLION

  1. sarasinart says:

    Better late than never? Do you think this will go anywhere?

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