For the first time, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will recognize two of its own social justice activists for their work and commitment, and courageous efforts in bringing about political and/or social change during the NAACP Image Awards. To honor them, we have established two special awards that highlight their achievements – the NAACP Activist of the Year and NAACP Youth Activist of the Year awards, both of which will be awarded to NAACP members during the 51st NAACP Image Awards pre awards gala on Friday, February 21, 2020. They will also attend (and be recognized during) the live awards show the following night, February 22 on BET Networks.
We will honor individuals for the service they do to advance our mission, goals and objectives, improve their community, educate the masses, identify the problems, and lead the revolution to fix it. No matter how small or grand the revolution, the values and commitment of these individuals are essential to elevating legacy and prominence of the mission of the NAACP. These Activists deserve to be celebrated.
In order to be considered for the Awards, each nominee must be submitted by their NAACP branch/unit in compliance. Submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee to determine the nominees, who will then be presented to the Image Awards Committee to select the winning recipient.