African-American Actresses Who’ve Won An Academy Award Before Lupita Nyong’o

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By: Mikey Fresh / March 3, 2014

African-American actresses are continuing to make strides in Hollywood and the 86th Annual Academy Awards was a testament to that fact. With 12 Years a Slave snagging the award for Best Picture and flawless actress Lupita Nyong’o winning the award for Best Supporting Actress it was an amazing night for black hollywood. But Lupita is just the seventh black female to win an Academy Award, let’s take a look back at the outstanding black women who’ve gone home with the gold.

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