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29. Okt 2022

Podcast: Sidney Poitier, Hollywood and the Civil Rights Movement

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A Patch of Blue. Directed by Guy Green, performances by Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965.

Birth of a Nation. Directed by David Wark Griffith, 1915.

Bogle, Donald. Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films. New York: Continuum, 1992.

Cowell, Amanda. The Life and Times of Sidney Poitier. Kindle-E-book: Amanda Cowell 2022.

Dutriaux, Claire. „The Measure of a [black] man : Sidney Poitier, la contestation afro-américaine et ses limites dans le cinéma américain des années cinquante aux années soixante“. EOLLE. Donna Andréolle (dir.), n°4, Nov. 2012, pp. 15-25.

Fain, Kimberly. From Butlers to Superheroes, the Changing Role of African American Men in the Movies. Santa Barbara: Praeger. 2015.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Directed by Stanley Kramer, performances by Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton. Columbia Pictures 1967.

Goudsouzian, Aram. Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon. University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Guerrero, Ed. Framing Blackness: The African American Image in Film. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993.

Hine, Darlene C. “Fighting Back (1957–1962). Introduction.” The Eyes on the Prize: Civil Rights Reader. Eds. Clayborne Carson, David J. Garrow, Gerald Gill, Vincent Harding and Darlene Clark Hine. New York: Penguin Books, 1991. 61–64.

In the Heat of the Night. Directed by Norman Jewison, performances by Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant. United Artists, 1967.

King, Martin L. “Give Us the Ballot.” YouTube, uploaded by nicholasflyer, 25 Sep. 2015,

Lilies of the Field. Directed by Ralph Nelson, performances by Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Stanley Adams. United Artists, 1963.

Mason, Clifford. “Why does White America Love Sidney Poitier So?”. New York Times, November 1967.

No Way Out. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, performances by Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell. 20th Century Fox, 1950.

Poitier, Sidney. The Measure of a Man, a Memoir. London: Pocket Books, 2001.

Poitier, Sidney. The Measure of a Man, a Spiritual Autobiography. Harper Audio, 2007.

Terry, John. “Towards the Gendering of Blaxploitation and Black Power.” Madison Historical Review 9 (2012): 77–105. Web. 29 Dec. 2018.

The Defiant Ones. Directed by Stanley Kramer, performances by Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis. United Artists, 1958.

To Sir, With Love. Directed by James Clavell, performances by Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson. Columbia Pictures, 1967.

17. Jul 2022

Press Reports about Sidney Poitier

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Sidney Poitier was an acclaimed actor. After his death many voices from the press acknowledged his life’s works and achievements.