This Woman Was The First Black Actor To Win An Oscar – But Her Treatment At The Awards Was Woeful

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In the nightclub of a Los Angeles hotel, Hattie McDaniel takes to the stage. Clad in a turquoise dress and with white flowers cascading through her hair, she looks every inch the part as she accepts her Academy Award. But behind the scenes, segregation still divides the movie industry – and McDaniel’s moment in the spotlight is bittersweet.

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