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Aram Goudsouzian

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780807828434

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807875841_goudsouzian

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Great Migrations (1943–1945)

Great Migrations (1943–1945)

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(p.25) Chapter 2 Great Migrations (1943–1945)
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Sidney Poitier
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Aram Goudsouzian

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807875841_goudsouzian.6

This chapter details events in Sidney Poitier's life from 1943–1945. Sidney left his family in the Bahamas in 1943 to go live with his oldest brother Cyril, his wife Alberta, and his six children, in Miami. Unable to connect with Miami and his brother's family, Sidney decided his make his way to New York City. Poitier later joined the Army and was assigned to 1267th Medical Detachment at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Northport, Long Island.

Keywords:   Sidney Poitier, New York City, Miami

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