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Black History Month: Hattie McDaniel Wins An Academy Award

Hattie McDaniel tries to console Vivien Leigh in a scene from the film 'Gone With The Wind', 1939. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)

Hattie McDaniel was the first African American performer to win an Academy Award for her portrayal of a loyal slave governess in Gone With The Wind in 1940

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