Pearl Milling Company is a brand of pancake mix, syrup, and other breakfast foods. The pancake mix was developed in – by the Pearl Milling Company. Nancy Green (March 4, – Aug) was a former slave, nanny, cook, activist, and the first of many African-American models and performers hired. ABC News' Deborah Roberts reports on Nancy Green, the woman born into slavery who went on to create the Aunt Jemima pancake recipe, and whose. Nancy Green was born a slave in Montgomery County, Kentucky. In , she was hired by the R.T. Davis Milling Company who was looking to employ a Black woman as. Sherry Williams has spent 15 years researching Green's legacy. As Quaker Oats retires the Aunt Jemima name from its pancake products. A nanny and cook, she played the part as the pancake flour company that employed her perpetuated a racial stereotype. A social media post falsely claims that Nancy Green, the first model for the Aunt Jemima brand, created the brand and became a millionaire. During slavery, the mammy caricature was posited as proof that blacks -- in this case, black women -- were contented, even happy, as slaves. Her wide grin. Aunt Jemima” was a minstrel show character developed during the mids by a white male in blackface dressed as a black woman. Born a slave in Montgomery County, KY, Nancy Green was the world's first living trademark: she was the original "Aunt Jemima.