NAACP Tribute Trophy, presented to Duke Ellington

NAACP Tribute Trophy, presented to Duke Ellington

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This trophy was presented to Duke Ellington by the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), in 1970. It is a silver globe with a flip top, interior lined with green velvet, mounted on a rock and black painted wood base, with and engraved metal plate and metal piano. The plate is engraved:

NAACP TRIBUTE TO
DUKE ELLINGTON
AMERICA’S FOREMOST MUSICIAN
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK
FEBRUARY 23, 1970

This commemorative trophy was for a gala event, “Sold on Soul: A Royal Tribute to Duke Ellington,” presented by the NAACP and New York State Conference of Branches, in Madison Square Garden, on February 23, 1970. The gala was hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. and featured performances by Louis Armstrong, Leslie Uggams, Ray Charles, Roberta Flack, Richie Havens, Stevie Wonder, Modern Jazz Quartet, and Duke Ellington and his Band.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
trophy
presentation date
1970
presenter
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
recipient
Ellington, Duke
place made
United States
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
stone (overall material)
Measurements
award: 8 in x 3 11/16 in x 3 5/8 in; 20.32 cm x 9.36625 cm x 9.2075 cm
plate: 1 1/8 in x 3 5/16 in; 2.8575 cm x 8.41375 cm
decorative element: 2 1/16 in x 1 5/8 in; 5.23875 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
1989.0369.043
accession number
1989.0369
catalog number
1989.0369.043
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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