Take a look at the many ways African Americans have influenced film and television Associated Press
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE TELEVISION ACADEMY - Morgan Freeman presents the award for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series on stage at the Television Academy's Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theater L.A. LIVE on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

African Americans have a history of achievements in the film and television industry. For Black History Month, we take a look at some of the famous first accomplishments.

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From Hattie McDaniel to Halle Berry, the African American community has provided a long and proud service to the film industry.

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