Happy Birthday Hattie McDaniel!!
Hattie McDaniel was the first black woman to win an Oscar for her role as Mammie in Gone with the Wind.
She was told she would have to sit in the colored section of a theater during a screening of Gone with the Wind in the South. Co-star, Clark Gable publically stated he would not attend the showing, and only on McDaniel’s insistence finally went.
McDaniel was a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, Inc.