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Monday, February 21, 2011

Reference Question of the Month

Posted by Judy T.

We often get questions at the Reference Desk that are directly related to timely events or celebrations.  In honor of Black History Month and to coincide with the Academy Awards ceremony, February’s question is:

Who was the first black performer to win an Academy Award?
Answer:  Hattie McDaniel, for her supporting role in 1939’s Gone With the Wind.
(source:  Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences)

For more about African American Heritage, try these books at the library:
Black History for Beginners by Denise Dennis

American Black History: Reference Manual by Ted Terry

For more information about the Academy Awards, request:
Oscar A to Z : A Complete Guide to More than 2,400 Movies Nominated for Academy Awards byCharles E. Matthews

Haven't see the movie recently?
Request it here.

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