Hattie McDaniel Oscar 12 was the first African American Woman to win an Academy Award, “Gone With the Wind.’ in 1940.

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By the mid-1920s, Hattie McDaniel became one of the first African American women to perform on radio. In 1934, she landed her on-screen break in the film Judge Priest. She then became the first African American to win an Oscar in 1940, for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind. […]

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