Actress, Hattie McDaniel is the first African-American woman to win an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress. McDaniel has open doors for many African-American women whose had the pleasure of winning academy awards, still known today in 2015 roles for African-American women are few or far in between. Although we’re experiencing tremendous progress in the film industry we would like to see more and that will happen. Hattie has shattered multiple records, not only as a African-American woman but in all. Hattie is best known for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939) a highly recommended must-see movie. Besides acting between the years of 1934-1940 and receiving TWO stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood: one at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for her contributions to radio and one at 1719 Vine Street for acting in motion pictures her courage will always be credited as a motivating force in the Black film industry. I bet you’re thinking why would she have a star for Radio contributions or how did that come about?! You’ve guessed right, Ms.Hattie McDaniel is the first African-American woman to sing on radio in US throughout the high peak years in her career. Here’s Hattie McDaniel acceptance speech below while receiving her award for Best Supporting Actress!
We Would Like To Thank You Mam For Paving The Way!
This month marks a special place in all of America hearts as we acknowledge our African-American Ancestors for their bravery, drive and dedication to make this world a better place. We’ve reached greater heights, broken records, and stood fearless throughout trials and tribulations. This month does not define us as a group of people or minorities this month glorifies our strengths, each and everyday located on #cachetalks you will receive a new Historical Black Month Fact. Contact me for any suggestions @useyourcache