Dec, 16, 2009

Flying like a butterfly was just one of the acts legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was known for mastering. Ali is also cherished as an activist, humanitarian and outspoken leader, and the NAACP is honoring him during the 40th NAACP Image Awards later this month. NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous announced that “The Greatest” will be given the President’s Award in recognition of Ali’s special achievement and distinguished public service. “Muhammad Ali inspired a generation,” says Jealous. This year’s awards show will be hosted by Halle Berry and Tyler Perry.—BB