Danny Glover to Receive Prestigious Honor at 49th NAACP Image Awards

Veteran actor and humanitarian to be honor at annual ceremony Jan. 15

by Shantell E. Jamison, January 11, 2018

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Actor, producer and humanitarian, Danny Glover will receive the prestigious “President’s Award” at this year’s NAACP Image awards.

According to a press release announcing the news, the award is selected by NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson. It is “bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service.”



“Danny Glover is a remarkable man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are matched by his philanthropic triumphs,” stated Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, NAACP. “Mr. Glover remains a great artist and true inspiration who always uses his celebrity status to advance the cause of social justice and respect for our diverse society. It is with great honor that I bestow this year’s NAACP President’s Award on Mr. Glover for his phenomenal altruistic efforts both domestically and internationally.”

Glover will join a privileged list of honorees including: Lonnie G. Bunch, III, John Legend, Van Jones, former President Bill Clinton, Soledad O’Brien, Ruby Dee and Muhammad Ali, according to the announcement.

For more than 30 years, Glover has been a strong and commanding presence on and off the screen. In addition to starring in blockbusters such as Lethal Weapon, The Color Purple and Dreamgirls, Glover has been fiercely committed to engaging the world regarding economic, healthcare, racial and social justice.

The 49th NAACP Image Awards will broadcast live on TV One on Monday, January 15, 2018 LIVE at 9 P.M./8 CST.

Congratulations in advance to Mr. Glover.

Visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at: http://www.naacpimageawards.net for more information.





 
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