Black Birthdays

February is Black History Month.

Sidney Poitier

2.20.1927

Bahamian American actor, director, and producer who broke the colour barrier in the U.S. motion-picture industry by becoming the first African American actor to win an Academy Award for best actor (for Lilies of the Field [1963]) and the first black movie star. He also redefined roles for African Americans by rejecting parts that were based on racial stereotypes.

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