Betye Saar TheLiberation of Aunt Jemima, 1972. Mixed Media Assemblage. The great Saar with The Liberation of Aunt Jemima made viewers in 1972 confront their stereotypes—African American women were and are much more than domestics caring for children and cleaning houses. This powerful assemblage pokes fun at the ridiculous but historically ingrained images while asserting the power of African American women. Saar’s message is still relevant today! Brava, Saar!