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Ms. Hattie McDaniel. First African American woman to win an Academy Award. Gone with the Wind!

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A photo of Hattie McDaniel at her dressing mirror on February 11th, 1940. At the time she was a nominee for Best Supporting Actress, waiting for the ceremony on leap year February 29th of that year.

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Hattie McDaniel wins the Oscar on this day for her role as Mammy in Gone With The Wind. Imagine not being able to attend your own movie premiere and being forced to sit in the segregated section at the Oscars. Black History was made and America has never been the same since.

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Hattie Mcdaniel (1892 - 1952) Her part in Gone with the Wind (1939) won her the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, the first African American to win an Academy Award.

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The owner of Hollywood Cemetary, Jules Roth, refused to allow Hattie McDaniel to be interred there, because they did not allow blacks to be buried there. Her second choice was Rosedale Cemetery, where she lies today.

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Hattie McDaniel~~~~~ThankYou Ms. Hattie McDaniel for opening doors for other black actresses and black women period!

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