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Sidney Poitier – Remembering an Icon

Articles Jan 10, 2022

Trailblazer. Award-winner. Legend.

Few individuals are able to both transform their fields and make a lasting impact on American history. Looking back on the legacy of Sidney Poitier (who died on January 6 at age 94), the unwavering dignity of the person shines through, but the grace he demonstrated while in the public crosshairs reveals the quality of Poitier as an individual.

According to journalist Tim Gray, “Every artist hopes to make the world a better place. Sidney Poitier actually did.”


Bob Batchelor

Bob Batchelor is Director, Public Relations & Publications at The Diversity Movement. TDM is a product-led consultancy that ties diversity initiatives to real business outcomes.