Prince Harry & Meghan Markle will accept the NAACP President’s Award during the 53rd annual Image Awards 2022
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will accept the NAACP President’s Award during the 53rd annual Image Awards that will be televised on Saturday February 26th 2022.
Harry and Meghan have said: “It’s a true honor to be recognized by President Derrick Johnson and the NAACP, whose efforts to propel racial justice and civil rights are as vital today as they were nearly 115 years ago."Per a report in Variety Magazine previous recipients of the prestigious prize have included sporting icons (Muhammad Ali, LeBron James), political figures (Jesse Jackson, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice), entertainers (Rihanna, Jay-Z and Lauryn Hill) and journalists (Soledad O’Brien).
“We’re thrilled to present this award to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who together have heeded the call to social justice and have joined the struggle for equity both in the U.S. and around the world,” added Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO. “Not only do they continue to lead by example, the Duke and Duchess have also decided to inspire the next generation of activists through the NAACP-Archewell Digital Civil Rights Award, ensuring the support and recognition of generations of civil rights leaders to come.”
Meghan and Harry have partnered with NAACP to create this new Digital Civil Rights Award, that will be awarded through their Archewell Foundation, with the prize being administered by the NAACP. This new annual award will recognize leaders creating transformational change at the intersection of social justice and technology to advance civil and human rights.
Each year, the honoree will be awarded a $100,000 unrestricted stipend to be used to advance new work, expand leadership and expertise or continue to make an impact in the field. The Digital Civil Rights Award’s inaugural recipient will be author and scholar Dr. Safiya Noble, who has pioneered the study of how digital technologies intersect with culture, race and gender.