This Week in Black History

Great Moments in Black History

Feb. 29, 1940

Los Angeles actress-activist Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African American to win a coveted Academy Award when she captures Best Supporting Actress honors for her role as a hip and sassy maid in the Civil War epic, “Gone with the Wind.”

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