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Hattie McDaniel: The Complicated Legacy of the First African American Academy Award Winner

February 18th, 2020

Eighty years ago, actress Hattie McDaniel made Hollywood history when on February 29, 1940, she was awarded the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her performance as Mammy in GONE WITH THE WIND. Winning an Oscar is an enormous accomplishment for anyone but even more extraordinary considering McDaniel was the daughter of parents born […]

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