This trailblazing Oscar-winner was born in Wichita, and a new memorial tells her story – March 30, 2021

I saw this recently on Kansas.comThis trailblazing Oscar-winner was born in Wichita, and a new memorial tells her story: Slightly longer article.

BY DENISE NEIL March 30, 2021

Back in 2011, The Kansas African American Museum posted a trail marker on a path that goes by 925 N. Wichita — the site of Oscar-winning Hattie McDaniel’s childhood home.

The orange sign noted the historical significance of the site, but at some point, it was removed when the sign’s sponsor went out of business.

Now, a colorful new memorial covered with photos of McDaniel from throughout her career and outlining her life story, has been put in place across the street from the site of her childhood home. At noon on Wednesday, a dedication ceremony marked with speeches about the actress will take place. The public is invited.


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