30 Days of Poetry Love- Rita Dove

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Happy poetry month day 13! We’re almost half way through. And today’s poem is about a woman anyone who’s a fan of Gone with the Wind movie. Do you recall the name of the actress who played Mammy?

Hattie McDaniel, born in 1895 and the youngest of 13 children from former slaves. She’d later became the first African-American to win an Oscar in 1940 for her role as Mammy. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1952 and died on October 26, 1952. And in 1975 she was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame.

Hattie McDaniel Arrives at the Coconut Grove by Rita Dove

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