The Oscar’s So White… Who Cares! Hattie McDaniel Did It: The Key Is Teaching Our Kids To Live their Dreams At All Costs
I just finished watching an amazing musical entitled, “Hattie… What I Need You To Know!” I was very surprised to know the vast talent of Ms.McDaniel. She had a burning desire to be an actress since she was a kid. I learned her road to stardom all began when she was working as a washroom attendant in a posh all-white night club. As in a fairy tale, a back singer of one of the hottest Black performers was sick and they frantically went searching for a singer. In contrast her to the modest, bug-eyed, hunched shoulders image of Hattie McDaniel we remember her as, she took the stage as a back up singer and exited, a star.