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TKAAM Celebrates Oscar-Winning Actress Hattie McDaniel with Historical Marker


March 30, 2021

Wichita, KS – The Kansas African American Museum will honor Hattie McDaniel with a historical marker installation on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at noon. This event is open to the public and will occur at her birthplace, 925 N. Wichita St. Wichita, KS 67203. Hattie McDaniel was born in Wichita and made history as the first African American to win an Academy Award for her performance in the American classic, Gone With the Wind. The Kansas African American Museum culminates its celebration of Women’s History Month with this unveiling.

“Hattie McDaniel was a remarkable woman who evolved from humble beginnings to national acclaim,” said Denise Sherman, Executive Director of the Kansas African American Museum. “We are proud to have her story more accessible to our community.” The installation will be a brief gathering with remarks from community leaders and contributors to the project.

About The Kansas African American Museum:

Since its opening in 1998, The Kansas African American Museum has endeavored to make the African American experience resonate with every Kansan. TKAAM celebrates the richness of the African American experience and its indelible influence on American culture, tradition, and language that continue to define our country today. Much more than the housing of collections, TKAAM provides a space to explore, reflect and remind us all of our interconnectedness. The museum is open Tuesday- Friday from 10 am-5 pm and Saturday from 12 pm-4 pm. To learn more, visit or follow our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube channel. You can reach the museum by phone at 316-262-7651.

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