Sidney Poitier became the first Black man to win a Best Actor Oscar.

That achievement happened on April 13, 1964.

He also became the first Bahamian man to win the award as well.

It is a moment that has forever made history.

He won the Oscar for his film “Lilies of the Field.”

He gave a very short speech, thanking those who supported him.

In 2002, he was awarded an Honorary Academy Award.

Denzel Washington gave a short speech to introduce him.

Sidney Poitier gave a much longer speech this time, but still took the time to thank those who supported him.