How Sidney Poitier Inspired Young Oprah To Overcome Racism And Follow Through With Her Heart's Aspirations
August 15, 2018
Oprah Winfrey is one of the most influential women in the world and not just women of color, but women in general. She's busted through many barriers in her life to reach the top, which even many men are unable to imagine in their wildest dreams. It's difficult to picture that once Oprah was a little girl full of doubts and insecurities. Luckily, she'd found an inspiration, which guided her through obstacles to become the remarkable woman she is today.
Oprah's true inspiration
Legendary TV host often singles out one legendary actor, which gave her hope as a young black girl. Sidney Poitier was the first black performer to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Lillies on the Field. It was an unbelievable achievement, which changed many minds and mentalities all over the world.