MLK tidbit

Salikoko Mufwene mufw at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Wed Jan 17 18:37:36 UTC 2001


At 11:17 AM 1/17/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>I don't recall exactly where, but I thought Sydney Poitier was not
>U.S. born and raised. I saw him on Oprah a few months ago because my
>aunt taped the interview. On there, he talks about how he came to the
>U.S. in his late teens. I've bought his book so I'll check there.
>--Sonja
>
That was my impression too. I was shocked to learn otherwise. I suspect that
being born and partly raised in the Bahamas was one of his qualifications to
become the Ambassador Plenipontentiary of the Islands.

Sali.


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