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Activist of the Year


Celebrating Our Activists

NAACP Image Awards® nationally recognizes youth and adult members of NAACP for the work they do to improve their community, educate the masses, identify the problems, and lead the revolution to fix them.

No matter how small or grand the revolution, the values, and commitment of these individuals are essential to elevating the legacy and prominence of the mission of the NAACP, and these activists deserve to be celebrated.

Each generation has a role to play in this work. The nomination period for the 2022 Youth and Adult Activist of the Year starts July 16, 2022 and ends December 31, 2022.

Nominate the Activist of the Year

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Young Adults Protesting - Holding Signs

2023 Youth Activist of the Year

The 2023 Youth Activist of the Year is a hard-working member of NAACP Youth & College. This passionate individual is selfless and promotes social change to make a difference in their community.

Do you know a young activist that deserves recognition? Nominate them today.

2022 Youth Activist of the Year

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Black Man Standing in Solidarity with Protesters

2023 NAACP Activist of the Year

The 2023 Activist of the Year is a member of the NAACP that works tirelessly to lead the revolution and works hard to improve Black lives in their communities.

Do you know a social justice warrior that should be considered as Activist of the Year? Nominate them today.

2022 Activist of the Year

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