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Forest Whitaker is set to receive the NAACP Chairman's Award during the 45th NAACP Image Awards, which will be broadcast live on Saturday, February 22 (9:00 p.m. Et/Pt tape-delayed) on TV One, the civil rights organization announced today. The Chairman's Award, chosen by Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors, Roslyn M. Brock, is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service. Past honorees include United States Navy Vice Admiral Michelle Howard, Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, Tyler Perry, Former Vice President Al Gore and Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai, Aretha Franklin, Bono, then-Senator »

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