Hattie McDaniel receiving her Oscar for Gone With the Wind from Fay Bainter, February 1940. She was the first African-American to win an Academy Award.

Hattie McDaniel receiving her Oscar for Gone With the Wind from Fay Bainter, February 1940. She was the first African-American to win an Academy Award.

1935 Shirley Temple & Hattie McDaniel in The Little Colonel♥ hmmm china or celluloid buttons on Hattie's dress? (ever the button student;)

1935 Shirley Temple & Hattie McDaniel in The Little Colonel♥ hmmm china or celluloid buttons on Hattie's dress? (ever the button student;)

Hattie McDaniel - Gone with the Wind. 1st African American to win an Oscar. (Best supporting actress for Gone With the Wind.) Her parents had been slaves.

Hattie McDaniel - Gone with the Wind. 1st African American to win an Oscar. (Best supporting actress for Gone With the Wind.) Her parents had been slaves.

A young Hattie McDaniel (1910); the face is the same & she was wonderful in so many films

A young Hattie McDaniel (1910); the face is the same & she was wonderful in so many films

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.

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.

Hattie McDaniel with her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Gone With The Wind, 1940.

Hattie McDaniel with her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Gone With The Wind, 1940.

Hattie McDaniel (1895–1952) was was the first African-American to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939).

Hattie McDaniel (1895–1952) was was the first African-American to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939).

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