Nannie Mayme McKinney – The 1st Black Person on British Television

Source: Ann Ogidi Nina Mae McKinney’s (née Nannie Mayme McKinney) career was launched when she was spotted in the chorus line of the theatrical revue Blackbirds (1928). She was cast in a leading role in King Vidor’s musical film Hallelujah! (US, 1929). Billed as “a story of murder and redemption in the Deep South”, Hallelujah! …