To Sidney, with Love
Posted by Sandra
As a young girl I'd rush home after school to watch the 4 o'clock movie. I always loved it when Sidney Poitier was showing. A Patch of Blue was my favorite, but I must say the soundtrack from To Sir, with Love is still one of my favorites.
Having all of the men on my mother's side of the family marrying white women, I know the taboo it posed. My sister and I weren't even allowed to go to the weddings (too controversial for children) at that time in the late 1960s, early 1970s. So Guess Who's Coming to Dinner was very, very poignant for me. This man, Sir Poitier, was so thought provoking for me even as a young lady! He portrayed topics that even my family wouldn't discuss. His early films touched my life in very meaningful ways. I cried, laughed, swooned and molded my thinking largely due to his portrayals.