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The great grandchildren of Anna Short Harrington, the woman who took on the Aunt Jemima character role in 1935, are suing Quaker Oats Co. for royalties. So reports The Chicago Tribune.

Harrington’s relatives decided they were entitled to royalties in 2013 when they learned that Quaker Oats had trademarked Harrington's likeness and picture in 1937. They allege the company exploited Harrington’s image and recipes for profit, while refusing to pay an "equitable fair share of royalties" to her heirs for more than 60 years.

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