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The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier
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Mar 18, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: autobiography-memoirs, 2008
Read in July, 2008

When I was about jr. high school age, I vividly remember seeing "To Sir with Love", and developing a huge crush on Sidney Poitier. I have always admired him for his great work and his "class". I very much enjoyed reading about his look back on his life and what he has learned from it all. I was too young at the time to realize the inroads he was making for black actors when he made the movies he did. I enjoyed reading about the background of society at the time he made them and what it took to get them made. It took great courage for him not to accept every part that was offered to him---only those he could still keep his integrity with. His journey from an illiterate poverty-stricken little boy on a remote island in the Bahamas to the first black actor to win an Academy Award is nothing short of amazing!

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