NAACP Merit Award, presented to Ella Fitzgerald

NAACP Merit Award, presented to Ella Fitzgerald

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This award was presented to Ella Fitzgerald by the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), in 1960. It is a gold-tone metal cup with a flared base and two handles, on a medium-brown stained wood base, with an engraved metal plate. The plate is engraved:

MERIT AWARD
TO
Ella
Fitzgerald
PRESENTED BY
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
COMMITTEE
L.A. BRANCH
NAACP
NOV.27, 1960

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
award
presentation date
1960
recipient
Fitzgerald, Ella
presenter
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
place made
United States
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/4 in x 7 1/16 in x 4 1/2 in; 23.495 cm x 17.93875 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
1996.0342.040
accession number
1996.0342
catalog number
1996.0342.040
Credit Line
Fitzgerald 1989 Trust (through Richard D. Rosman)
subject
Musicians
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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