The book's six chapters follow a loose chronological path from the debut of "Aunt Jemima" at the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 to the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 and trace a narrative arc from the erasure of identity experienced by the real African American women who played the role of Aunt Jemima to the assertion of identity with which domestic workers stood up to their employers in Montgomery.
What does AJ stand for?
AJ stands for Aunt Jemima
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- Slang/chat, popular culture
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We have 27 other meanings of AJ in our Acronym Attic
- Armani Jeans
- Arrow Jazz (radio channel)
- Articulation Joint
- Ask Jeeves
- Assembly Jig
- Association de La Jeunesse (French youth soccer)
- Astronomical Journal
- Atari Jaguar
- Auberge Jeunesse (French: youth hostel)
- Audax Japan
Samples in periodicals archive:
And the makers of Aunt Jemima frozen blueberry waffles no longer pretend that their waffles are made with blueberries.
On another front, CPSI was successful in getting Pinnacle Foods to change the label on its Aunt Jemima Blueberry Waffles to reflect the fact that the product contains no blueberries.
In his painting, Aunt Jemima and the Colonel become fully embodied characters that are not only sexualized but also marked by their own particular, and not very pleasant, history in which the slave owner's power granted him unimpeded sexual access to the bodies of his female servants.
But the best story, needless to say, was Whitney Houston The poor thing was ordering beer and ice cream at 4 in the morning, and the dear answered the door in what looked like a ratty Aunt Jemima headscarf.