36th NAACP Award
Venue: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Date: March 19, 2005
Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization.
The NAACP VANGUARD AWARD is presented to a person whose groundbreaking work increases our understanding and awareness of racial and social issues. To date, it has been presented just twice before, to Stanley Kramer and to Steven Spielberg.