By Duchess Magazine

Actresses Who Made History in Hollywood ????? From way back then Hattie McDaniel- the first African American woman to receive an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1940 for ‘Gone with the Wind,’ Ethel Waters and a host of others – to the 21st century, we takes a look at some of Hollywood’s black power women in more recent times who have fought to earn their place and secure their crown in an industry dominated by white supremacy.
Racial homogeneity, preachings of inclusion and diversity with campaigns such as #OscarsSoWhite to show, the black world is unapologetically owning her space and standing tall.

5 Actresses Who Made History in Hollywood


Known for role as Clair Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show, which earned her Emmy Award nominations in 1985 and 1986, Phylicia became the first black actress to win the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for the 2004 remake of A Raisin in the Sun. “Often I’ve wondered what does it take for this to happen. And now I know. It takes effort and grace, tremendous self-effort and amazing grace,” said Rashad during her acceptance speech.

The veteran would at 2010 NAACP Image Awards be dubbed “The Mother Of The Black Community.“ #hollywood#blackhollywood#film#movies#blackmagic#blackexcellence#blackgirlmagic#blackhistory#women#girl#diversity#inclusion#movie#oscarssowhite#phyliciarashad#black#queen#blacklove#entertainment#racism

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