DARC Ethiophile Chronicles
December 14, 1968 Sammy Davis Jr. was awarded Spingarn Medal for his "superb and many-faceted talent," and his contributions to the civil rights movement.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) awards the Spingarn Medal annually for outstanding achievement by an African American.
Joel Elias Spingarn, Chairman of the Board of the NAACP, created the award, which consists of a gold medal, in 1914. It was first awarded to biologist Ernest E. Just in 1915, and has been given most years thereafter.
Samuel George "Sammy" Davis, Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American entertainer and liberator. Primarily a dancer and singer, he also had many acting roles on stage and screen, and was noted for his impersonations of actors and other celebrities