REVEREND JAMES LAWSON ANNOUNCED AS RECIPIENT OF CHAIRMAN’S AWARD FOR 52nd NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
Los Angeles- The iconic Civil Rights activist Reverend James Lawson will be honored and recognized during the 52nd NAACP Image Awards.
On March, 27th, Rev. Lawson will be awarded the Chairman's award for his detailed work with impacting change in the community, as well as using his platform to talk about social injustice issues.
“Last summer we saw millions around the world take to the streets in the most powerful protests for racial justice and civil rights in a generation. These protests were inspired by the work of Civil Rights Movement leaders like Rev. James Lawson,” said Chairman Leon W. Russell. “In this pivotal moment for Black history, there is no better time to recognize Rev. Lawson’s tremendous contributions to American history and to live up to his example.”
Rev. Lawson will be given his "Flowers" for the change he made during the Civil Rights Movement. Outside of Rev. Lawson, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett will receive the Key of Life Award for her outstanding achievements of COVID-19 research.
The two-hour special will air live on BET and will be simulcast across ViacomCBS networks including CBS, BET Her, VH1, MTV, MTV2, and LOGO on Saturday, March 27th, 2021 at 8/7c.