To Sir, RIP with Love

“Poitier was the first actor to star in mainstream Hollywood movies that depicted a Black man in a non-stereotypical fashion, and his influence, especially during the 1950s and ’60s as role model and image-maker, was immeasurable.” Sidney Poitier, Regal Star of the Big Screen, Dies at 94. Oh man, my youth was just a series of Poitier movies. Patch of Blue, To Sir with Love, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Many more. What a run.

+ Sidney Poitier: a life in pictures.

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