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Samuel L. Jackson will receive the Chairman's Award at the 53rd NAACP Image Awards

Los Angeles- On Thursday, it was announced that Samuel L. Jackson was going to be honored at the 53rd NAACP Image Awards.

Jackson, who has acted in 100 films will be awarded the Chairman;s Award during the prestigious event. Prior to his acting career, Jackson was an activist and fought for equality during the Civil Rights movement. He continues to speak about the injustice in society and wants the world to move forward with implicating diversity. Jackson's voice continues to echo for a better world and the NAACP Image Awards wants to honor Jackson while he is living and breathing.

"Samuel L. Jackson is an incredibly talented actor with a remarkable career in film and theater spanning over four decades," said Leon W. Russell, chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors. "Many might not know that prior to his acting career, Jackson was a staunch activist during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, even serving as an usher at Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral. His continued public service and advocacy for social change make him an excellent recipient for the Chairman’s Award.”

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