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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Maid in America

Watch Hattie McDaniel win first Oscar for an actor in 1939 for her role in Gone With the Wind and her "I promise to be a credit to my race" acceptance speech.  If you're wondering why there is an edit from the announcement of her win to her arrival at the stage--it's because she was seated far in the rear--in the still-segregated in Hollywood section.

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