Special Awards

  • Chairman's Award

    Eric H. Holder, Jr
    Selected by the Chairman of the National Board of Directors, this award is presented to individuals in special recognition of their efforts to utilize their profession to promote diversity and community involvement.

  • President's Award

    Spike Lee
    The NAACP President’s Award, chosen by NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks, is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service. Past honorees include Van Jones, President Bill Clinton, Soledad O’Brien, Ruby Dee, Muhammad Ali, the Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Association, and most recently, Kerry Washington.

  • Vanguard Award

    Clive Davis
    Clive Davis, award-winning record producer and renowned music business executive, is currently the Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Entertainment. He has won five GRAMMYS and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer. He has been closely involved with a large list of landmark artists through his tenures at Columbia, Arista and J Records. From early signings with Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen…