Most people think of Hattie McDaniels when they see the cast iron mammy's. I found three of these in Mt. Dora and gave 1 to my mother for her birthday.
The Colored Sophie Tucker
HATTIE McDANIEL. (cenotaph) BORN. June 10, 1895. Wichita, Kansas.
ENTERED INTO REST. October 26, 1952. AGE. 57 Years 4 Months 16 Days.
CAUSE OF BREST CANCER
Hattie McDaniel is distinguished as the first African-American to win an Academy Award. In 1940, she received an enthusiastic standing ovation at the awards ceremony held at the famous Coconut Grove in Los Angeles.