Remember this historic headline? [small][i]Sidney Poitier, first African-American to win Academy Award for Best Actor, 1963[/i][small]

In 1963, Poitier became the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. He won for his portrayal of the character Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field.  Visit bit.ly/MLneSP to watch the video of his emotional acceptance speech – truly an historic event.

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