Today in Labor History
Today in labor history, February 29, 1940:  Screen Actors Guild member Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African-American actor to win an Academy Award.  She won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Mammy in Gone with the Wind.

Today in labor history, February 29, 1940:  Screen Actors Guild member Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African-American actor to win an Academy Award.  She won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Mammy in Gone with the Wind.