HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 15: The decor is seen during 91st Academy Awards Governors Ball press preview at Dolby Theatre on February 15, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

This year the Oscar’s celebrated some first time African American award winners. But over the years, who have all accomplished this goal?

In honor of Black History Month, we honor those talented men and women that have earned an Oscar throughout the years. From Morgan Freeman being the oldest black actor to earn his award in 2004, to Regina King getting her first in 2019. We recognize these talented performers for their hard work and dedication.

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