Mural honoring Sidney Poitier unveiled in Little Haiti – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

MIAMI (WSVN) – An artist has paid tribute to screen icon Sidney Poitier with a mural in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood.
The mural honoring the actor, who was the first Black male performer to win an Oscar, was unveiled Sunday, during the first weekend of Black History Month.
Poitier was born in Miami, making the unveiling that much more special.
The artist, Kyle Holbrook, said it is important for people to know about the actor.
“I think it was important to memorialize him so the younger generation remembers him,but also can be inspired, like, their goals and dreams can be attainable,” he said.
Poitier paved the way for Black actors, breaking the color barrier in the movie industry.
He passed away Jan. 6 at the age of 94.
Copyright 2021 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
WSVN-TVSunbeam Television Corp
1401 79th Street Causeway
Miami, FL 33141
Switchboard: (305) 751-6692
Newsroom: (305) 795-2777
Join us
All content © Copyright 2000 – 2022 WSVN-TV. WSVN broadcast educational and informational programming for children, and file quarterly reports with the FCC detailing the station’s outreach to children. The public may view the reports by going to WSVN.com and clicking on “FCC Public File”, or by visiting the FCC’s website at FCC.org. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service.


What's your reaction?

In Love
Not Sure

You may also like

More in:Diaspora

Comments are closed.