Afro History Today in Afro History ! Actress, Hattie McDaniel becomes the first Afro American woman to receive an Academy Award in 1940 ! written by Marc Alexander February 29, 2020 “Hattie McDaniel (center), Chairman of the Negro Division of the Hollywood Victory Committee, takes time off from rehear – NARA – 535875 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Unknown By Scanned by Myra Wysinger and uploaded. Photo from family photo collection. Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Hattie McDaniel, the first Afro American to win an Academy Award passes away in 1952. Benjamin Bannecker, scientist/surveyor passes away in 1806.Today in Afro History ! Jupiter Hammon, who was a slave in New York, publishes “An Evening Thought” in 1760, which is the first work by an Afro American to be published in the U.S.Today in Afro History ! The Supremes and The Temptations release “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” in 1968 !Today in Afro History ! The Supremes becomes the first all female group to have a No. 1 selling album in 1966 ! Actor, Cleavon Little passes away in 1992 !Today in Afro History ! Bernard A. Harris Jr. becomes the first Afro American to walk in space in 1995 !Today in Afro History ! Mary Jane Patterson becomes the first Afro American woman to earn a B. A. Degree when she receives her Degree from Oberlin College in 1862 ! Today in Afro History ! Actress, Hattie McDaniel becomes the first Afro American woman to receive an Academy Award in 1940 ! was last modified: January 31st, 2020 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today in Afro History ! Singer, Michael Jackson wins 8 grammy awards for “Thriller” in 1984 ! next post Today’s Afro Birthday’s ! Actor/Activist Harry Belafonte ! Actress, Lupita Nyong’o ! Author, Ralph Ellison ! NBA player, Chris Webber ! You may also like Sneak Peek At Princess Diana’s Dresses Going... November 12, 2014 Josh Norman: From obscurity to NFL to... May 21, 2018 Sources: Harden might miss practice due to... March 20, 2016 Repairs Underway After Partial LIRR Derailment At... July 22, 2018 Map exhibit offers a glimpse into New... July 14, 2018 Gaza hip-hop artist: Israeli snipers shot up... July 26, 2018 Report: Fisher to marry Barnes’ ex Govan April 24, 2018 O'Jays and Greta Van Fleet bring R&B... July 24, 2018 Joe Jackson, patriarch of America's most famous... June 27, 2018 Private dispute in robbery case July 5, 2015 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.