Hilda “From Harlem To Broadway” Simms, 1918–1994

Hilda Moses was born in Minneapolis on April 15, 1918, the first of nine children of Creole parents originally from Louisiana. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Sidney Poitier, A Nine-Film Retro At MOMI

in_the_heat_of_the_night_1967_cropbw1Actor, director, activist, and humanitarian, Sidney Poitier was a pioneer on many fronts: He has been called Hollywood’s first black leading man, and was the first African-American actor to win an Academy Award, in 1963.   Continue Reading →