Minorities And Smoking Of Mice and Menthol The Targeting of African Americans by the Tobacco Industry
1987 Houston Defender Nominees Being Reviewed for Kool Awards 1

“Nominees being reviewed for KOOL Awards”

News article
Houston Defender, page 4A
July 9-15, 1987

1990 03 03 Houston Forward Times Kool Achiever Awards Ad 1

“Building Pride in America’s Inner Cities”

Kool Achiever Awards advertisement
Houston Forward Times, page 10B
March 3, 1990

1994 Kool Achiever Awards Brochure

“Building Pride in Urban America”

Kool Achiever Awards promotional brochure

KOOL Achiever Awards

The KOOL Achiever Awards program was created by tobacco company Brown & Williamson in 1986 to recognize individuals dedicated to improving the quality of inner-city life—yet another effort by the industry to pose as benefactor to the African-American community. The program ended in 1993.