On June 10th, 1895 the legendary Hattie McDaniel was born on this earthly plane in Wichita, Kansas.
Hattie was the first African-American to win an Academy Award. She won as Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her depiction of "Mammy" in Gone with the Wind (1939). Furthermore, the multi-talented actress became the first Black person to attend the Academy Awards as a guest, not a servant.
47 years after her death, ms. McDaniel has been memorialized by a pink-and-gray granite monument at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Hattie's wish to be buried in Hollywood at her death in 1952 was denied amid the racism of the era.