Born in Wichita, Kansas, Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American to win an Oscar for her portrayal of Mammy in the classic 1939 movie Gone with the Wind.
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As February is Black History Month, I am highlighting African-American women who have made significant contributions to the economy and culture of the United States.
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