American Airlines proudly shines the spotlight on the 35th NAACP Image
Awards, a prestigious televised program celebrating the outstanding
achievements and performances of entertainers, artists and business and
community leaders. A long-time supporter of the NAACP, this year American
expanded its partnership, becoming the official airline of the 35th NAACP
Image Awards. The program will air Thursday, March 11, at 8 p.m. EST on FOX. More
information is available online at
This year’s theme “Salute to Excellence” honors the exemplary
accomplishments of those who go above and beyond to portray positive
images and create new opportunities for people of color. Outkast, Beyonce
and the cast of Showtime’s “Soul Food” are among more than 170 artists
nominated for Image Awards this year.
“American Airlines is thrilled to support the 35th NAACP Image Awards, and
we congratulate the nominees for their incredible achievements. We
recognize the tremendous impact these remarkable individuals have made in
the African American community,” said Debra Hunter Johnson, American vice
president-Human Resources. “At American, we strive to make a difference by
supporting outstanding employee and community initiatives, such as those
sponsored by the NAACP.”
American Airlines has a long-standing tradition of supporting diverse
community organizations, such as NAACP, United Negro College Fund, 100
Black Men of America, Ebony Fashion Fair and National Urban League.
American has been the recipient of numerous awards recognizing its
community support and progressive employee initiatives.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is
the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its
half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the
world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and
monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
The NAACP has recognized American several times for its support of the
NAACP ACT-SO competitions, an enrichment program designed to encourage
high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school
American Airlines is the world’s largest carrier. American, American Eagle
and the AmericanConnection regional carriers serve more than 250 cities in
over 40 countries with almost 4,200 daily flights. The combined network
fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American’s award-winning Web site,
AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus
personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a
founding member of the oneworld Alliance.