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Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
JOURNEY TO THE FRONT OF THE ROOM
“Tell me ‘bout when you was a boy, Daddy.”
Henry hugged little Hattie, the baby of his thirteen children. “Last time I got sold I mighta been nine, maybe ten.”
“Play your banjo, Daddy.” Her huge eyes shone. “Please.”
“Only if’n you sings along.”
After performing in carnivals and minstrel shows, Hattie McDaniel set her sights on Hollywood.
In the 1940’s and 50’s the NAACP criticized the Oscar winning actress for her servile screen roles. She defied her accusers saying, “Until you offer a better alternative, I’d rather portray a maid for $700 a week than be one for seven.”