Lot 1221

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the gilt-bronze medal depicting Justice with a rising sun in the foreground, and 'For Merit,' the obverse 'Awarded to Colin L. Powell/July 11, 1991', suspended on purple and gold trim ribbon

Catalogue note:
The Spingarn Medal is the highest honor of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Since 1915, it has been awarded annually for the highest achievement of a living African American in the preceding year or years. The twofold purpose of the award, according to the NAACP, is to call the attention of the American people to the existence of distinguished merit and achievement among Americans of African descent and to stimulate the ambition of African American youth.

Public Domain photo not included in lot.

  • Estate of General Colin L. Powell, to benefit America's Promise Alliance and the Colin Powell School at City College of New York.
  • Dimensions:
  • Diameter: 2 1/2 in. (6.35 cm.)

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November 16, 2022 10:00 AM EST
Alexandria, VA, US

Potomack Company

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