Sidney Poitier Remembered: A Look at True Black Excellence pays tribute to the iconic actor, activist, and filmmaker.


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Sidney Poitier receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2009.

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Sidney Poitier, seen here directing ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ in 1974, was a filmmaker who showed he could adapt to the times.

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Sidney Poitier captivated audiences in theatres, in addition to the big screen, as seen here on stage for 1959’s ‘Raisin in the Sun’ performance.

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Sidney Poitier was always an ambassador of cool and an inspiration to a legion of Black leading actors and filmmakers.

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Sidney Poitier walked in his truth and joined others in fighting for equity, equality, and the end of systemic racism.

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Two titans of stage, screen, and sound — Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte blazed a trailer for many to learn from.

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Sidney Poitier was the ultimate #GirlDad and was never too far from his lovely children.

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Sidney Poitier’s legacy and work led to him breaking open the door for other Black creatives to impact Hollywood.

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Sidney Poitier, here with Lupita Nyong’o, has always been a beacon of knowledge for today’s generation of stars. His words will be sorely missed.

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Sidney Poitier and Denzel Washington will forever be linked as history-making Black men of distinction. The former opened the doors for the latter, and by extension, gave us all a look at true Black Excellence.

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