Guyanese author and diplomat, E.R. Braithwaite passed away two days ago at the age of 104. At the time of his death, he was teaching at Howard and living in DC. Braithwaite was most famous for his 1959 memoir, To Sir, With Love. The book detailed his experiences teaching in London's impoverished East End. Sidney Poitier starred in the hit 1967 film adaptation. Born in Guyana in 1912, Braithwaite spent time in Paris, Aruba and England. He wrote several other books, mostly autobiographical. He led a very interesting life. Both his parents went to Oxford and he was afforded many unusual privileges, including attending elite boarding schools and even Cambridge. He earned a doctorate in Physics. Rest in peace. Learn more about Braithwaite here.