Aunt Jemima’s real name is Nancy Green, and she was buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave for about 100 years on the south side of Chicago. She was born into slavery in Kentucky, and eventually became the legendary Aunt Jemima representing the pancake mix at the 1893 Columbia Exposition World’s Fair which was located only a few blocks from her grave. Through the hard work of advocates, she finally got a headstone in 2020. Other notable graves at Oak Woods include Jesse Owens, Ida B. Wells, and Harold Washington....the best pancakes in the entire world are at Golden Nugget on Lawrence and Ravenswood. Fight me.
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