Moët Hennessy USA Receives NAACP AwardJuly 23, 2009
Moët Hennessy USA received the NAACP Chairman's Centennial Award during its 100th anniversary convention held recently in New York City. The tribute was paid to Moët Hennessy USA for being one of the NAACP's first corporate supporters when it was founded 100 years ago.
"Moet Hennessy USA is a company that stood with us when many would not, and continues to stand with us today," said NAACP Chairman Julian Bond as he presented the company's President, Mark Cornell with the Chairman's Centennial Award, an original print titled, 'Keisha M' by famed sculptor and painter Elizabeth Catlett-Mora. "Because of the battles fought by the NAACP, we've increased our sense of self-worth and respect," responded Cornell.
Pictured, from left: Noel Hankin, Senior Vice President, Multicultural Relations, Moët Hennessy USA; Julian Bond, Chairman, NAACP; Mark Cornell, President, Moët Hennessy USA; and Benjamin Todd Jealous, President, NAACP.
Photo by Margot Jordan