Stevie Wonder: Black History Month Feature

Stevland Hardaway Judkins, better known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, was born on May 13, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan to Lula Mae Hardaway and Calvin Judkins. Because he was born prematurely, Wonder developed retinopathy of prematurity, which resulted in permanent vision loss. However, this did not prevent him from becoming one of the most … Continue reading Stevie Wonder: Black History Month Feature

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Hattie McDaniel: Black History Month Feature

On February 29, 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Academy Award. McDaniel was born on June 10, 1895 and was the youngest of 13 children. She had a talent for singing and left school in 1910 to train with her father’s minstrel troupe. Fifteen years later, she was invited to … Continue reading Hattie McDaniel: Black History Month Feature