Tyler Perry is a tremendous inspiration to people on many levels,” said NAACP Board Chairman Julian Bond. “His remarkable life experiences, which inform his extraordinary body of work in film, television and stage, have also shaped his focus on significant charitable causes and civil-rights initiatives.”
This month Tyler Perry will receive the NAACP Chairman's Award this year. It is his first NAACP Image Award. Fox TV will air the NAACP Image Awards live on Friday, Feb. 26 from 8 to 10 p.m.
On another note: Mr. Perry will be a guest volunteer on this weekend's special edition of Extreme Makeover Home Edition.