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February 27, 2015

“I do know that I’m responsible not for what happens, but for what I make of it.”

- Sidney Poitier

Writers

The Rewind (1960's) To Sir, With Love (1967)

To Sir, With Love (1967)
Starring Sidney Poitier

This film is rather similar to Blackboard Jungle (1955) which also has Poitier. It’s about an idealistic teacher who comes across unruly white teenagers from the slums of London’s East-End. 102 more words

Movies

Live/Dead From Hollywood, California

Even allowing the Dead in the city of Los Angeles during the Academy Awards was inadvisable, but inviting them to perform a medley of that year’s Best Song nominees was downright foolish. 580 more words

Black History Profiles: Day Twenty-Two

Name: Sidney Poitier

Basics:  A native of Miami, Poitier moved to New York after a short stint in the Army to pursue acting.  Upon arriving in New York he made a deal with the American Negro Theatre to get acting lessons in exchange for being a janitor there.  143 more words

Black History

Malcolm X & Sidney Poitier's birth (& death) days reveal clashing ideals in Hollywood, among blacks.

Black History Month can symbolize the heritages of black Americans in about as many ways as there are blacks. Unfortunately, the events often celebrate an exclusive group of historical icons, which includes Messrs… 328 more words

Essay

February 20 African American Historical Events

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African American Authors

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Robert Altman, director & screenwriter (1925-2006)
See the work of Robert Altman in McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) on February 21st at 11:00PM (ET) as part of TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar… 7 more words

Classic Hollywood Birthdays