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    American Airlines Celebrates African Americans in Entertainment as the Official Airline of the 39th NAACP Image Awards

    American Airlines will celebrate the achievements of African Americans in entertainment this year as the "Official Airline" of the 39th NAACP Image Awards, which the show will air live on FOX today, Feb. 14. Check your local listing for times.

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards recognizes individuals in television, music, literature and motion pictures who have contributed to the advancement of diversity in arts. This year's awards show theme is "Stand Up and Be Counted."

    "For many years, American Airlines has been proud to be the 'Official Airline' of the NAACP Image Awards," said Roger Frizzell, Vice President -- Corporate Communications and Advertising. "We are honored to help recognize legendary artists for their contributions to the world of entertainment."

    During the broadcast, legendary artist Stevie Wonder will be inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame, and Aretha Franklin will receive the prestigious Vanguard Award, which honors those whose groundbreaking work increases the understanding and awareness of social and racial issues.

    About The National Association for the Advancement Of Colored People

    Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

    About American Airlines

    American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld(sm) Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve more than 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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