Gov. Douglas Wilder receives 1990 NAACP Award
Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder (R), the nation's first black governor beams upon receiving the 75th NAACP Spingarn Medal from former recipient Percy Ellis Sutten (L) of new York on July 12, 1990 in Los Angeles, during the civil rights organization’s fundraising dinner. The medal is presented annually to the person of African descent and American citizenship for the highest or noblest achievement during the previous year. Benjamin Hooks, director of the NAACP joins in the presentation (C). (UOPI Photo/Jim Ruymen/Files)
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