Hattie McDaniel

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Hattie McDaniel was a singer, comedian, and the first African American woman to win an Oscar for her role in "Gone With The Wind," but her life was filled with controversy and difficulty. Hear about her rise to one of Hollywood's go-to actresses for a specific kind of role, the criticism she faced for accepting those roles, and how even as she achieved the greatest heights Hollywood had to offer, there were still painful reminders of America's racist legacy waiting for her.

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