HATTIE MCDANIEL HONORED ON STAMP.
http://www.usps.com/communications/news/welcome.htmThe first African-American to be nominated and win an Oscar, Hattie McDaniel was honored as best supporting actress for her role as Mammy in Gone With the Wind (1939). This year’s Black History Month theme is “Celebrating Community: A Tribute to Black Fraternal, Social, and Civic Institutions.” The Hattie McDaniel stamp features her in the dress she wore when she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in February 1940. The Hattie McDaniel stamp will be issued today in Los Angeles. Black History Month launches nationally Feb. 1.