Lupita Nyong'o is the 7th Woman of Color To Win an Oscar. Here's The First.
75 Years ago, Hattie McDaniel was the first person of color to win an Academy Award. Here she is taking the long walk from her segregated seat in the back of the theater to receive the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1940 for "Gone With The Wind." There have been 6 non-white female acting awards since. We've come a long way, but not nearly far enough.