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Zippity Do Dah

When I chose Zippity Do Dah for my Z post, I thought it was just a song to sing when you are happy. But in reading about the origins and lyrics of the song, I learned it is surrounded by controversy. 389 more words


Famous Women Artists

It’s Women’s History Month, and today we are celebrating famous American female artists.

Art is such a fluid and vast collection of mediums and it is challenging to cover all of them. 1,026 more words

Black Women Who Have Broken Ground in Entertainment

8 Dynamic Black Women History-Makers In Film, Television and Theatre

Celebrating Women’s History Month with bold and brazen trailblazers in entertainment

by Safon Floyd    March 17, 2016… 456 more words

Women In Film

Judge Priest

Released:  1934

Cast:  Will Rogers, Tom Brown, Henry B. Walthall, Hattie McDaniel, Stepin Fetchit

SUMMARY:  In Kentucky in 1890, Reconstruction has been going on for 25 years, and most of the Civil War veterans are older men.  1,020 more words

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

The Size of Success

Though this picture is very small, I wanted to lead this post with it because in more ways than one it signifies success. From left to right are my mom Norma, my father Eddie, actress Louise Beavers, Louise Beavers’ father, Academy Award Winner Hattie McDaniel, and unfortunately I have not identified the woman on the far right. 349 more words

Today in 1940: McDaniel wins Oscar

Today in 1940, Gone with the Wind is honored with eight Oscars by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The most momentous award that night undoubtedly went to Hattie McDaniel for her portrayal of “Mammy,” a housemaid and former slave. 253 more words