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.”