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, 2016 “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 ! 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 ! 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 ! 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: February 29th, 2016 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post MoneyWatch: U.S. economy beats expectations; Mercedes-Benz swapping out robots next post Music Takes Over the Boulder International Film Festival You may also like Today in Afro History ! The Democratic... June 30, 2019 Chargers are a good team, a hot... December 15, 2017 Farmers speak out against Trump’s $12 billion... July 28, 2018 Veteran who lost both arms in Iraq... July 3, 2018 Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' is the... December 1, 2017 How a genealogist helped police crack an... July 17, 2018 Sam Koch is Ravens’ do-it-all specialist, from... December 23, 2017 Family and friends mourn loss of two... July 2, 2018 How Lil Gnar Turned Gnarcotic into a... June 13, 2018 What no deal means for Le’Veon Bell... July 16, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.