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In 1940, Hattie McDaniel was the first black person to win an Academy Award for her role as Mammy in Gone With The Wind. | Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now

Because her 1940 Oscar win was the first ever for an African American. (After accepting it, she had to return to her segregated table at the ceremony.

Addie Card: 1910 12 yr old spinner in cotton mill

Before child labor laws, February Addie Card, 12 years old, anemic little spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill, Vermont. Girls in mill say she is ten years. She admitted to me she was twelve; that she started during school vacation and would "stay.

Raven Wilkinson: The first African American to be a member of a major ballet company in the United StatesWhen Raven Wilkinson was about five years old, her mother took her to the City Center Theater to see the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. The ballet was Coppelia and when the curtain opened, Raven was enraptured by what she saw on the stage. From New York City, her mother was influential pursuing ballet training for her. Wilkinson began studying with a well-known Russian dancer when she was…

deafmuslimpunx: “Raven Wilkinson, one of the first Black/African American ballerinas to join a major ballet company (see earlier post) “ When Raven Wilkinson was about five years old, her mother took her to the City Center Theater to see the Ballet.