Colin Kaepernick To Receive W.E.B Du Bois Medal From Harvard University

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Breanna Edwards Sep, 21, 2018

Colin Kaepernick will be honored at Harvard University on Oct. 11 as a recipient of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, the university’s “highest honor in the field of African and African American studies.”

“The medal honors those who have made significant contributions to African and African American history and culture, and more broadly, individuals who advocate for intercultural understanding and human rights in an increasingly global and interconnected world,” Harvard says, according to CBS Boston.

Other honorees include comedian Dave Chappelle, who needs no introduction, artist Kehinde Wiley, famously known for painting the official portrait of former U.S. president Barack Obama that sits on display in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, businessman Kenneth Chenault, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson, philanthropist Pamela Joyner, psychologist and author Florence Ladd and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson