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


Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 4:00pm


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



Hutchins Center Honors 2019


Elizabeth Alexander, Poet, Educator, and President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

Rita Dove, Poet

Sheila C. Johnson, Philanthropist, Co-Founder of Black Entertainment Television

Kerry James Marshall, Artist

Queen Latifah, Musical Artist, Producer, Actor

Robert F. Smith, Philanthropist and Founder, Chairman & CEO of Vista Equity Partners

Closing Remarks by Cornel West

Free tickets available on October 15 at Noon via the Harvard Box Office. For more information visit

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