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Hattie McDaniel: Black Ambition, White Hollywood
This biography of the legendary actress Hattie McDaniel starts with a lengthy description of her father's fight for benefits after serving in the Civil War and being wounded. It is important that Jill Watts included this section, because it helps the reader to understand where Ms. McDaniel got her tenacity. This biography not only tells you about Miss McDaniel, but also about where she came from and how she came to be the woman she was. The younges...