Sidney Poitier Remembered: A Look at True Black Excellence
BET.com 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.