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Sunday Morning Matinee (07/27/14)


Stars: Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Stephen McNally, Linda Darnell, Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, Mildred Smith


I'm not your Perfect Negro

I’ve become aware that when a group of people get serious about demanding their rights, they focus on one right.  For example, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s-60s was mainly focused on voting rights.   975 more words

Lilies of the Field (1963)

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
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Film Review

The Global Anti-Apartheid Movement, 1946-1994

Dr. Nicholas Grant
American Studies, University of East Anglia
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Last month saw the publication of the Radical History Review’s special issue on… 1,025 more words

Imperial & Global History

Sidney Poitier

After Sidney Poitier’s first audition, the casting director instructed him to just stop wasting everyone’s time and “go be a dishwasher or something.” He went on to win an Academy Award and is admired by actors everywhere.

They Didn't Give Up

Words of Wisdom

“I always wanted to be someone better the next day than I was the day before.” Sidney Poitier