Etta Moten Barnett
First African American woman to break the stereotypical portrayal of Negroes in the movies with her role as a widowed housewife in "Gold-diggers." (1933). First African American female to perform at the White House Dinner (1934) at the President's birthday celebration.
Duration: 1:57 minutes
Source: Schlesinger Library of Radcliffe-Harvard University
Transcript: OH-31 Barnett