Sunday, January 31, 2016

Dorothy Dandridge

Writer extraordinaire, Langston Hughes said, "just being the first Negro to do something does not necessarily make a person great or even famous but there are still so many 'first things' that colored people have not been permitted to do in the United States that just achieving of any one of them has about it some extraordinary merit requiring more than ordinary grit, ability or stick-to-it-iveness." 

One of those firsts is, Dorothy Dandridge, the first African American actress to ever be nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the 1954 film, "Carmen Jones." 

Great actress and singer worthy of acknowledgement. Gotta love black history because it's also American and world history. 

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