Aunt Jemima

Dave and Mickey pay tribute to Rider University alumnus Eugene Marsh, who died of Covid-19 complications on January 29, 2021. They discuss the planned name change for Aunt Jemima pancake mix, the history of the “mammy” figure from the minstrel show to the baking aisle, and the dangers of erasing bad history.

 
 
 
Nearly 100 years later, original Aunt Jemima gets a headstone (Chicago Crusader)

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Show music Courtesy of Traum Diggs:
"Psalm 91" by Traum Diggs

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David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has participated in conferences and panels at several colleges and universities including Rider University and SUNY- Rockland. He has also contributed chapters in Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide; Expressive Writing: Classroom and Community; and St. James Encyclopedia of Hip-Hop Culture. His independent album releases include Jazz Hop, Major Journalism, and Jazz Hop II.   A more complete discography is available at traumdiggs.com .

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