This Day in Black History: Oct. 26, 1952

This Day in Black History: Oct. 26, 1952

Actress and the first Black Oscar winner Hattie McDaniel dies.

Published October 26, 2011

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.

(Photo: CBS/Landov)

Written by Britt Middleton

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