A Tiny Prayer for Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier died at his residence in Los Angeles, California, on January 6, 2022, on the age of 94. The Bahamian-American actor, movie director, and ambassador was the primary Black particular person and first Bahamian to win the Academy Award for Greatest Actor for Lilies of the Discipline. He was granted a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in 1974. In 1995, he acquired the Kennedy Middle Honor. In 2009 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the ceremony proven above). In 2002, he was given an Honorary Academy Award in recognition of his “exceptional accomplishments as an artist and as a human being”
And so we pray this information . . .
Thanks for not solely embodying so many indelible characters and so many inspiring firsts however for additionally illustrating the sleek willpower of 1 who doesn’t intention to be distinctive however exemplary, who doesn’t intention to easily uplift himself however to uplift the items of all, whose choices should not merely preserved on a display however coursing by way of the continued justice-seeking spirit of a individuals, and as we mourn your passing and have fun your life, could all of us try to remain steadily true to our callings, not content material to easily make strikes for our personal sedentary sake however resolved so as to add our personal aching power to the persevering with collective actions that at all times want our lively engagement.