Today in My History
Bev Loses Her Cool
Bev's 65 x 365
Cast (updated 7/16)
6 April 2021
My part -- keeping this woman's story alive. I knew nothing about her, but she sounds amazing...
Aunt Jemima: The branding of the syrup was a tribute to this woman’s gifting and talents. Now future generations will not even know this beautiful woman existed. What a shame.
The world knew her as "Aunt Jemima," but her given name was Nancy
Green and she was a true American success story. She was born a slave in 1834
Montgomery County, KY... and became a wealthy superstar in the advertising
world, as its first living trademark.
We started watching the new PBS documentary, Hemingway. It is excellent, but then I expected it to be, since it's by Ken Burns.
We have not seen all of Ken Burns' specials, but those I have have been amazing.
We first saw the Civil War, 30 years ago. It was such an amazing show. It was not his first documentary, but this one made him a household name. It was 9 parts and drew 40 million viewers. One in every six Americans alive in 1992 watched it.
We're currently watching the one on Baseball, and I'm learning a lot about the start of the game.
One of my favorites was on the National Parks. We have been to so many of the parks that it was great to see Burns' documentary.
If you haven't checked out Hemingway, I recommend it.
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