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Denzel Washington to be awarded by UNCF

Published: Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 18:07 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Washington (ANI): Denzel Washington will be honoured for his work in helping black students complete their education by United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The actor and his wife Pauletta will be lauded by UNCF, reports Contactmusic. They will bestow upon the couple the prestigious Frederick D. Patterson Award, a prize given to those who have made a significant contribution to advancing black education.

The Hollywood star recently directed and starred in The Great Debaters a movie inspired by a black college debate team battling an all-white Ivy League university team during the legal segregation of the 1930s. The couple will receive the award at a UNCF dinner in New York on March 7, 2008.

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