Hattie McDaniel: Hollywood’s First Black Movie Star You Didn’t Know

Hattie McDanielIn light of 2016’s 88th Annual Academy Awards controversy with no nominees of color being recognized, we turn back the clock and look at actress Hattie McDaniel, the first Black woman ever to win an Oscar at the 12th Annual Academy Awards over 65 years ago. Many think that Hattie was just content playing the “mammy” or servant role, but there are sides of Hattie that you may not know.