Stacey Abrams on NAACP Award: ‘I Share this with All Those Who Champion Progress’

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Stacey Abrams in 2019; Wikipedia

Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Amanda N’Duka on March 27, 2021.

Voting rights activist Stacey Abrams received the NAACP’s first-ever Social Justice Impact award, which was presented by the former First Lady Michelle Obama at the 52nd annual Image Awards.

She started off by acknowledging her parents for teaching her and her siblings “to see the challenges in our world as opportunities to act.”

She continued, “They taught me and my five siblings that having nothing was not an excuse for doing nothing. Instead, they showed us by word and deed to use our face as a shield, to protect the defenseless, to use our voices, to call out injustice, and to use our education and our time to solve the problems that others turned away from.” …

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