Harvard University will award Colin Kaepernick its W.E.B. Du Bois Medal. He’s one of 8 honorees being recognized for their contributions to African and African-American culture 👏🏿🏅 pic.twitter.com/Yd11BrhwAL
— AJ+ (@ajplus) September 20, 2018
Dave Chappelle and Colin Kaepernick lead the list of eight people who will be honored by Harvard University for their contributions to Black culture and history.
The W.E.B. DuBois Medal will be awarded to them on Thursday afternoon.
Colin Kaepernick, Dave Chappelle to receive Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal. The former NFL quarterback and comedian are among eight recipients being honored on Oct. 11 for their contributions to black history and culture. I received the prestigious award last year. 🙏🏽
— Pam Grier Ph.D (@PamGrier) September 21, 2018
The Harvard Gazette said the honorees are “individuals who advocate for intercultural understanding and human rights in an increasingly global and interconnected world.”
— Harvard University (@Harvard) October 11, 2016
Here is the full list of the honorees from the Hutchins Center.
Dave Chappelle | Comedian & Actor
Colin Kaepernick | Athlete & Activist
Kenneth I. Chenault (JD ’76) | Executive & Philanthropist
Shirley Ann Jackson | President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Pamela Joyner (MBA ’84) | Art Collector & Philanthropist
Florence Ladd | Director Emerita of the Bunting Institute & Professor
Bryan Stevenson (JD ’85, MPP ’85, LLD ’15) | Founder / Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative
Kehinde Wiley | Artist