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A Touch of Disney in Black History – Hattie McDaniel

Photo Credit: itsblackcurrent.com

Photo Credit: itsblackcurrent.com

Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American to win an Academy Award.  She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her outstanding performance as Mammy in Gone with the Wind.  Ms. McDaniel did more than act in films.  She was a professional singer-songwriter, stage actress, comedian, television actress, and radio performer.  Ms. McDaniel was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  In 2006, she became the first African-American Oscar winner honored with a United States postage stamp.  Ms. McDaniel’s only Disney role was Aunt Tempy in Song of the South.

 

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3 Comments

  1. With being African American, what are your thoughts about Song of the South and do you think it will ever be released in America?

  2. Hi Randy! I personally do not have an issue with the movie. I do not feel it will be released in the US due to not wanting the backlash.

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