The first African American to win an Academy Award was Hattie McDaniel, who won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Gone with the Wind in 1940.
1963, Lilies of the Field, Homer Smith, Won, First black male to win an Oscar. ....
First African-American actor (male or female) to win an Academy Award for a ...
See Oscars 2015 photos of Best actress. ... for playing Brandon Teena in BOYS ·
In 2002, Halle Berry became the first African American to win Best Actress, for ...
Feb 19, 2015 ... Oscar's First Black Winner Accepted Her Honor in a Segregated 'No .... "But she
saw herself in the old-fashioned sense as a 'race woman' ...
By the mid-1920s, she became one of the first African-American women on the ...
She then became the first African American to win an Oscar in 1940, for her ...
As we celebrate Common and John Legend for winning an Oscar for Best
Original Song we can't help but feel proud. ... From Hattie McDaniel (the first
Black person to ever win) to Denzel Washington ... ESSENCE Black Women in
Mar 24, 2002 ... *On this date in 2002, the first Black woman won the Academy ... Day,” making
him the second African-American to win such an award from the ...
African American Oscar Winners & Nominees (Acting) ... 1972 Cicely Tyson for
Sounder; 1972 Diana Ross for Lady Sings the Blues; 1974 Diahann Carroll for ...
Celebrating Hattie McDaniel, first African-American to win Oscar ... singer, toured
with "Showboat" and became one of the first black women to sing on the radio.
Feb 22, 2015 ... 75 Years Ago, Hattie McDaniel Made History by Winning an Oscar. Here are five
things you should know about the first African American to win an Academy
Award. By: The Root Staff .... This lady was way underappreciated.