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This Week in Black History March 24, 2002

3/22/2013, noon
Halle Berry becomes the first black woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in “Monster's ...
Award-winning actress Halle Berry

Halle Berry becomes the first black woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in “Monster's Ball.” In an emotional speech, Berry honors the black actresses who preceded her and accepts the award “for every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened.”