Updated: Jul 25, 2020
Hey guys! It has been a while! Can you already believe it has been three months of 2019. I promise New Year’s was just yesterday! 🤭 Anywho, this past February, Made of Love Not Genes celebrated Black History Month! I posted all about some famous historical figures who were absolutely inspiring! Read below!
In honor of the Oscars this month, I think it is appropriate to recognize this woman who made history by being the first African American to ever win an Oscar. 😱😱😱 Ladies and Gents, grab your popcorn, I present to you, HATTIE MCDANIEL 🍿!!
McDaniel was well known for her stupendous performance as “Mammy” in “Gone with the Wind” 😍😍. She is also seen on shows such as “Judge Priest” and “Alice Adams.”
She was raised in Denver, Colorado and left school in the year 1910, to follow her dreams to become a performer. 🎤 She lived during the time of the Great Depression which made it hard for her to find a job. 😢 She found herself working as a bathroom attendant in Wisconsin. Nonetheless, she persisted. 💪🏿 💪🏿 Where she worked was actually a club, but they only hired white performers. However, Hattie’s talents allowed her to perform at the club. 👠That lasted about a year. Her brother found Hattie a role on a local radio show in Los Angeles. Thus would put her on the map. 🗺 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hattie got her first role on Judge Priest where she was able to sing a duet with Will Rogers. 🙌🏽🙌🏽
~~~~~~~~~~. Her pivotal part was on The Little Colonel which allowed her to break stereotypes in Hollywood. Her part as “Mammy” in the film “Gone with the Wind” was her debut. Her role allowed her to become the first African American to ever win an Academy Award 🙀🙀😻😻
She used her fame to support
people of color and set them up for success. Overall, her contribution to society as a whole is so impactful it should make everyone feel like they can do anything despite their background!! 👐🏼😀😀😀
Unfortunately, she lost her battle to Breast Cancer, but her story will last a lifetime 💫
Coretta Scott King-
How February already almost over?! 😱 Black History Month is still to be continued here on Made of Love Not Genes with our next feature, CORETTA SCOTT KING. 💛💛💛We all know the infamous Dr. Martin Luther King🌏🙌🏽, but I think it is important that we know about his wife Coretta. 💁🏾♀️She was historical participant in the American Civil Rights Movement. Her contribution for equality would greatly affect America. 🗣She advocated for equality towards all group including women, gays, religions, etc. ***************
King graduated high school as valedictorian and went on to receive a B.A in music and education. 🧠The Kings raised four exuberant children throughout their lifetime together👨👩👧👦. Coretta was both a mother an a motivatinal speaker for her church, college, and so many more organizations.
When Dr. Martin Luther was assassinated, Coretta still continued her work and devoted much of her time towards the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. 👑
Mrs. King was one of the firsts for a lot including the first woman to deliver the class day address at Harvard, and the first woman to preach at statutory service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. 💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿
Overall, Coretta King was a huge part of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and she should deserve more recognition. Stay tuned for my next feature!💎💎💎
Booker T. Washington-
Black History Month continues with our next feature, BOOKER T. WASHINGTON. 😀😀😀I thought I would recognize some revolutionary figures that don’t get enough credit or aren’t as publicly known. Booker T. is very well known, but I for one did not know what he did. Once I read about his story, I wondered why he doesn’t have his own dollar bill. 🙌🏽💚