March 13, 2012 6:55 PM

KC exhibit gives in-depth look at actress Hattie McDaniel

When reviewers deigned to write about Wichita-born Hattie McDaniel, a black woman in white Hollywood, they wrote about her “great mahogany shining face” rather than her acting ability. An exhibit at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center takes an in-depth look at McDaniel, who portrayed Mammy in “Gone With the Wind” and was the first African-American to win an Oscar.

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