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Daemon
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Hattie McDaniel (1895)

McDaniel was the first African American to win an Academy Award, earning it for her role as the maid Mammy in 1939's American Civil War epic Gone with the Wind. Segregation, still widespread in the American South at the time, prevented her from attending the film's Atlanta premiere, but when her friend and fellow actor Clark Gable—who had recommended her for the role—wanted to boycott the event, she insisted that he attend. Why does McDaniel have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? More...
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2013 12:06:38 PM

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The first black woman to sing on the radio in America... Respect.
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2013 4:33:16 PM

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An amazing woman, and an interesting life. It's a shame her life was cut so short.
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