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Hattie McDaniel (shown receiving her Academy Award from Fay Bainter)

On this day, Hattie McDaniel known for her supporting roles became the first African American to win the Oscar Award for her role as ‘Mammy’ in the movie “Gone With The Wind.” Not only was she the first African American to receive this award, but the was the only woman to have received it until Whoopi Goldberg received the same award for her role in the movie “Ghost”

source: eurweb.com

ON THIS DAY: HATTIE McDOWELL WON AN OSCAR was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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