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


Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 1/12/2018, 1:48 p.m.
Danny Glover, famed actor but also producer and humanitarian, will...
Danny Glover

Danny Glover, famed actor but also producer and humanitarian, will receive the President’s Award at this year’s annual NAACP Image Awards, which will be broadcast live on TV One on Monday, Jan. 15. The award is “bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service.” In a press release, NAACP President Derrick Johnson said, “Danny Glover is a remarkable man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are matched by his philanthropic triumphs. 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.” 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, added Ebony magazine.