BURLINGAME WINS NAACP IMAGE AWARD
Aberdeen born author, and co-founder of the Kurt Cobain Memorial Foundation, Jeff Burlingame announced that he has won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work directed at Youth or Teens for his recent book, “Jesse Owens – I Always Loved Running”.
Burlingame spoke with KXRO after his win saying “I am humbled and amazed beyond words at having won this Image Award and being able in some small way to represent my family, friends and the NAACP and the amazing and inclusive organization that it is. The second time being nominated was an incredible charm.”
Burlingame was nominated in 2011 for his book “Malcolm X: I Believe in the Brotherhood of Man, All Men”. The award was won by Condoleezza Rice for her book “Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me”.
The 43rd NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast tonight at 8pm on NBC.