1. Rastus, the Cream of Wheat chef, created circa 1890 by Emery Mapes, one of the owners of Diamond Milling Company. Mapes adapted the image of an African American chef for a wood-cut image used as a logo for the product. In the 1920s, the woodcut image was replaced by the face of a Chicago waiter who was paid $5 to pose in a chef's hat and jacket. This logo has been used with only slight modifications until the present day. 2. A stereotype of the jolly, former slave, and a character of the coon type often featured in minstrel shows. 3. A pejorative name used by white folk for African American males in the 20th Century.
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