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'To Sir With Love' Author Braithwaite Dies at 104

Guyanese author, teacher and diplomat E.R. Braithwaite, whose 1959 book To Sir, With Love told the story of a black teacher struggling in a classroom in a white London slum, has died in surburban Washington at age 104. Braithwaite moved into teaching after a career as an oil worker and serving in Britain's Royal Air Force during World War II. He chose the profession after being denied an engineering job because he was black and found himself facing a schoolroom of antisocial,...

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