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This Day in History: Hattie McDaniel becomes first African American to win Oscar

This Day in History: Hattie McDaniel becomes first African American to win Oscar
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This Day in History: Hattie McDaniel becomes first African American to win Oscar
On this day in 1940, actress Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Oscar, winning best supporting actress for her role of Mammy in “Gone with the Wind.”It was one of eight Oscars the film won that year.Watch the video above to see the full story.

On this day in 1940, actress Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Oscar, winning best supporting actress for her role of Mammy in “Gone with the Wind.”

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It was one of eight Oscars the film won that year.

Watch the video above to see the full story.