Danny Glover to receive President’s Award at NAACP Image Awards

Danny Glover to receive President's Award at NAACP Image Awards

Jan. 12 (UPI) — Danny Glover might be honored with the President’s Award on the upcoming 49th NAACP Picture Awards.

The award, which is chosen by NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson, is given in recognition of particular achievement and distinguished public service.

Earlier honorees embody Lonnie G. Bunch, III, John Legend, Van Jones, President Invoice Clinton, Soledad O’Brien, Ruby Dee, Muhammad Ali, the Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Affiliation, Kerry Washington and Spike Lee.

“Danny Glover is a outstanding man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are matched by his philanthropic triumphs,” Johnson mentioned in a press release. “Mr. Glover stays an important artist and true inspiration who at all times makes use of his movie star standing to advance the reason for social justice and respect for our numerous society.”

“It’s with nice honor that I bestow this yr’s NAACP President’s Award on Mr. Glover for his phenomenal altruistic efforts each domestically and internationally,” he continued.

Glover, an actor recognized for starring in movies similar to Deadly Weapon and The Coloration Purple amongst many others, has additionally devoted his time in direction of philanthropic efforts with an emphasis on financial justice, well being care entry and education schemes.

The NAACP Picture Awards hosted by Anthony Anderson might be broadcasted stay on Martin King Luther King Jr. Day on TV One at 9 p.m. ET.