A Famous Icon
Seeing the potential of the product and Rutt’s vision the RT Davis Milling Co.promptly went out and hired Nancy Green to demonstrate the product to the visitors at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. Nancy not only had a genuine skill for cooking, but her warm and appealing personality made her presentation the most popular booth at the fair. Because she was so good she received a lifetime contract from the company and went on to represent them for the next 30 years. During those 30 years, she made their product one of America’s most popular foods
It’s a Little Known Fact that the 89-year-old Nancy Green, who was born a slave. and killed by a car in 1923, on the South Side of Chicago, had played, the beloved Aunt Jemima for 30 years.