GCPL Presents Chautauqua Performance: Nancy Green ‘Being Aunt Jemima, The Pancake Queen”


Officials with the George Coon Public Library have announced a Kentucky Humanities Chautauqua performance will be held in the library auditorium Tuesday evening, June 11.

The library will welcome Debra Faulk as she portrays Nancy Green in the performance of “Being Aunt Jemima, The Pancake Queen.”

The community is encouraged to join them and the Kentucky Humanities Council as they share their mission of Telling Kentucky’s Story.

According to library officials, Nancy Green became one of the first prosperous African American women in the United States. She was born enslaved in Montgomery County, Kentucky, in 1834. While in Kentucky she worked for the Walker family and moved with them to Chicago, just after the Great Fire, in 1872. Eight years later, Green became “Aunt Jemima.”

The Kentucky Humanities Chautauqua performance will be at 6:00 this evening at the George Coon Public Library. The performance, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts & Kentucky Humanities Council, is free.

The George Coon Public Library is located at 114 South Harrison Street in Princeton.

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