Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick made a plea for communal sacrifice in pursuit of racial and economic equality while being honored with Harvard’s top honor for African American studies Thursday evening.
Alas, to be a fly on the wall at Memorial Hall at Harvard University Thursday afternoon.
The room’s very air would be perfumed with the sweet scent of black liberation and excellence as eight prominent, distinguished, and mostly freedom fighting African Americans received the University’s prestigious W.E.B. Du Bois Medal from the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Instead of taking a knee, Colin Kaepernick took home a prestigious award Thursday bestowed by Harvard University on those who’ve contributed greatly to African-American and African culture.
Harvard’s thousand-seat Sanders Theatre was packed to the gills for the annual presentation of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal at the Hutchins Center Honors, a celebration of achievement, diversity, and activism.