Selected Moments of the 20th Century

A work in progress edited by Daniel Schugurensky
Department of Adult Education, Community Development and Counselling Psychology,
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)


Sidney Poitier, the student in The Blackboard Jungle, is now a teacher in To Sir With Love

Twelve years after performing Miller, the bright student who was the leader of the class in the 1955 movie The Blackboard Jungle (, actor Sidney Poitier stars in To Sir with Love, in which he performs Mark Thackeray, an unemployed engineer who takes a job as a teacher in a rough part of East London. For a review of To Sir with Love, including pictures of the movie, click here:

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