This Day in Black History: Oct. 26, 1952

Actress and the first Black Oscar winner Hattie McDaniel dies.

Posted: 10/26/2011 07:00 AM EDT

Hattie McDaniel, the first Black actress to win an Academy Award, died. She won the top prize for her role as "Mammy" in Gone with the Wind.

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