Hattie McDaniel biography

Hattie: The Life of Hattie McDaniel

By Carlton Jackson. Hattie McDaniel was the first black actor to win an Academy Award. In this book, Jackson presents a balanced picture of Hattie McDaniel's triumphs, as well as her defeats; and showed that she was strong-willed enough to overcome most of her adversities. By adapting her many talents to the technological achievements of the day, Hattie McDaniel made a significant contribution to her race, and to the film, radio, and television arts.

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