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 to watch the video of his emotional acceptance speech – truly an historic event.

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