About the Show
Now in its 44th year, THE NAACP IMAGE AWARDS is the premier multi-cultural awards show. It celebrates the best achievements and performances of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film - and honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Featuring a star-studded lineup of performers, winners and presenters, previous guests include Jennifer Hudson, Harry Belafonte, Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams and Lenny Kravitz.
Founded on February 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its one-half million adult and youth members throughout the United States (and the world) are the leading advocates for civil rights in their communities, and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.