This chapter details events in Sidney Poitier's life from 1955–1957. These include the success and controversy generated by Poitier's film The Blackboard Jungle, and his roles in the films Goodbye, My Lady and Edge of the City. The Blackboard Jungle and Edge of the City made Poitier one of Hollywood's few established representatives for black Americans. Professionally and personally, that position opened new possibilities, new responsibilities, and new tensions.
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