Hutchins Center Honors presents the W. E. B. Du Bois Medal Ceremony


Thursday, October 6, 2022, 4:00pm


Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Event flyer - information is repeated below


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA Hall of Famer, Author, Cultural Critic
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Writer
Laverne Cox, Actress, Producer, LGBT Advocate
Agnes Gund, President Emerita of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Founder of Studio in a School
Raymond J. McGuire, Business Executive, Philanthropist, Chairman of the Studio Museum in Harlem
Deval Patrick, 71st Governor of Massachusetts, Civil Rights Leader
Betye Saar, Artist

Free tickets available on Tuesday, September 27 at Noon via the Harvard Box Office. For more information visit

The Harvard Box Office
Office for the Arts
617.496.2222 |
The Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center
1350 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
The W. E. B. Du Bois Medal is Harvard's highest honor in the field of African and African American studies. It is awarded to individuals in the United States and across the globe in recognition of their contributions to African and African American culture and the life of the mind.

Recipients have included scholars, artists, writers, journalists, philanthropists, and public servants whose work has bolstered the field of African and African American studies.

Harvard Gazette (Sept 21, 2022): 'Seven honorees to be awarded W.E.B. Du Bois Medal'

Past Medalists and Videos