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TCM FF: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

After my Thursday evening class, I drove down to Hollywood to begin this years TCM Film Festival. I walked past the Chinese Theater, which was already dark in front but contained the opening night Gala screening of “All the President’s Men”. 387 more words

The Defiant Ones (1958)

Two convicts, one black and one white, escape from a chain gang in the deep south and find they have more in common than they first thought. 221 more words


"They call me Mr. Tibbs!"

From: In the Heat of the Night

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: Virgil Tibbs

The story behind the quote: The quote comes from the classic 1967 film In the Heat of the Night. 240 more words


Today in 1964: Sidney Poitier wins Best Actor Oscar for Lilies of the Field

Today in 1964, Sydney Poitier becomes the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role in Lilies of the Field. 266 more words



April 13th in history:

Firsts for African-Americans on April 13th …

Sidney Poitier became the first black man to win an Oscar for acting on April 13th, 1964. 47 more words

Today In History

To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed. – Sidney Poitier http://ift.tt/22DSIVt

Sidney Poitier