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Spingarn Medal & Portrait Pose

In 1916, the NAACP awarded Charles Young the prestigious Spingarn Medal for his exemplary work as a military attaché in Liberia. Young helped to supervise the country's budding infrastructure while at the same time providing valuable information to the U.S. Government's mission in the country. Young was the second African-American to receive the coveted award.