Spingarn Medal

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The Spingarn Medal is awarded annually by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for outstanding achievement by an African American.wikipedia
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The Spingarn Medal is awarded annually by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for outstanding achievement by an African American.
The NAACP bestows annual awards to African Americans in two categories: Image Awards are for achievement in the arts and entertainment, and Spingarn Medals are for outstanding achievement of any kind.

George Washington Carver

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He received numerous honors for his work, including the Spingarn Medal of the NAACP.

Henry A. Hunt

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He was awarded the Spingarn Medal by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Harmon Prize.

Ernest Everett Just

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It was first awarded to biologist Ernest E. Just in 1915, and has been given most years thereafter.
That same year, Just, who was gaining a national reputation as an outstanding young scientist, was the first recipient of the NAACP's Spingarn Medal, which he received on February 12, 1915.

Joel Elias Spingarn

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The award was created in 1914 by Joel Elias Spingarn, chairman of the Board of Directors of the NAACP.
In 1914 he established the Spingarn Medal, awarded annually by the NAACP for outstanding achievement by an African American.

Charles Young (United States Army)

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For his achievements, in 1916 the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) awarded Young the Spingarn Medal, given annually to the African American demonstrating the highest achievement and contributions.

William Braithwaite

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In 1918 he was awarded the Spingarn Medal by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Channing Heggie Tobias

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Channing Heggie Tobias (February 1, 1882 in Augusta, Georgia – November 5, 1961 in Manhattan, NY) was a civil rights activist and 1948 Spingarn Medalist.

Theodore K. Lawless

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In 1954, he won the NAACP Spingarn Medal, presented annually to a Black American of distinguished achievement.

Charles Sidney Gilpin

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In 1921, Gilpin was awarded the NAACP's Spingarn Medal.

Harry Burleigh

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In 1917, Burleigh received the Spingarn Medal, which the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) awards annually for outstanding achievement by an African American.

Medgar Evers

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Evers was awarded the 1963 NAACP Spingarn Medal.

Leontyne Price

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Among her many honors are the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1964), the Spingarn Medal (1965), the Kennedy Center Honors (1980), the National Medal of Arts (1985), numerous honorary degrees, and 19 Grammy Awards for operatic and song recitals and full operas, and a special Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989, more than any other classical singer.

Richard Wright (author)

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He traveled to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to collaborate with playwright Paul Green on a dramatic adaptation of Native Son. In January 1941 Wright received the prestigious Spingarn Medal of the NAACP for noteworthy achievement.

Sammy Davis Jr.

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Davis Jr. was awarded the Spingarn Medal by the NAACP and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award for his television performances.

Paul Williams (architect)

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In 1951, Williams won the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Man of the Year award and in 1953 he received the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP for his outstanding contributions as an architect and member of the African-American community.

Marian Anderson

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Two months later, in conjunction with the 30th NAACP conference in Richmond, Virginia, Eleanor Roosevelt gave a speech on national radio (NBC and CBS) and presented Anderson with the 1939 Spingarn Medal for distinguished achievement.

Archibald Grimké

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Mary Burnett Talbert

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In 1922 her numerous accomplishments were recognized as she became the first black woman to receive the coveted NAACP's Spingarn Medal, not only for her successful work in anti-lynching campaigns but her leadership in the Phyllis Wheatley Club of Colored Women, charter member status of the Empire Federation of Women's Clubs and her headship in preserving and restoring the Frederick Douglass Home in Anacostia as previously mentioned (Williams, 1993).

Anthony Overton

In 1927 The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) awarded him its Spingarn Medal for outstanding achievement by an African American.