The NAACP has fought against negative portrayals of people of color in film and television since “Birth of A Nation” in 1915.  Today the NAACP Hollywood Bureau is a satellite of the National office that deals with issues of diversity programming and minority employment in Hollywood, and oversees the production of the NAACP Image Awards.

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The NAACP announced today that prominent labor union organizer and leader William Lucy will be honored with the prestigious NAACP Chairman’s Award which is bestowed in recognition of individuals who demonstrate exemplary public service and use their distinct platforms to create agents of change.