The last day of February normally has 28 days, but this year there are 29 days which only comes around every four years. Let's Leap to the Day!
As Black History Month comes to an end today, the education and history that is brought to the forefront during the month of February does not have to end. Continue to discover and learn about African American inventors, educators, scientists, musicians, painters and actors who made an impact that we can admire for their accomplishments.
On February 29, 1940, Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Academy Award for her role as 'Mammy" Scarlett O'Hara's nanny in the movie "Gone with the Wind." The Award was for "Best Supporting Actress." At the ceremony, Ms. McDaniel and her escort were seated at a segregated table away from her Gone with the Wind cast members.