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Happy Sidney Poitier Day!




February 20 is award-winning actor, director and diplomat Sidney Poitier’s birthday. To commemorate the birth and the rich, enduring legacy of this unparalleled actor and Civil Rights icon, as well as honor and celebrates the legacy and leadership of Black male-identifying creativity in the arts and beyond, the five Black theater service organizations—Black Theatre Network (BTN), Black Theatre United (BTU), The CRAFT Institute, The International Black Theatre Summit and Project1VOICE (P1V), along with WalkTall Girl Productions—are uniting on February 20 for another day of remembrance and solidarity—Sidney Poitier Day.


Thank you to the Black men in the world of art and entertainment and Sidney Poitier, whose brilliance, legacy and defiance connect us all. Our collective unity, shared strength and humanity, will lead us to the better future, which is always ours to claim.


See more on CRAFT's Instagram here.


Featured in the photo from Town Hall (on Instagram): Spencer Means, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson, Zane Mark, Phillip Obediah Wright, Teren Carter, Darius Damazi Williams, Douglas Powell Ward, Norman Bush, Charles Holt, Anthony Wayne, Robert H. Fowler, Alan A. Green, Sunny Dunigan, James T. Lane, Leonard Joseph, Robert Garland, Lance Roberts, Darius de Haas, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Jonathan McCrory, Bill Johnson, Lacy Darryl Phillips, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Eric Lockley, George Faison, Kenneth Hanson, Charles Randolph-Wright and Erich McMillan-McCall

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