CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being saluted by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being honored by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture, the university announced Thursday.
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (WHDH) - Controversial quarterback turned civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick took the stage at Harvard Thursday night, one of eight people to accept the university’s black culture award.
In a fiery introduction during the W. E. B. Du Bois Medal Ceremony, Professor Cornel West praised Kaepernick for giving up a lucrative sports career in exchange for fighting social injustices.
Colin Kaepernick was awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal by Harvard University on Thursday.
The medal is considered "Harvard's highest honor in the field of African and African American studies" and 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."
On Thursday, historian and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosted his annual Hutchins Forum at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown. This year’s discussion centered around “A Single Garment of Destiny: MLK’s Dream in the Age of Trump.”
How do you find the right direction in your life and understand who you truly are? On PBS’s Finding Your Roots, Henry Louis Gates Jr. allows celebrities like Scarlett Johannsson and Questlove to better understand themselves by helping them to discover their family histories and ancestral origins.
Hutchins Center advisory board member, and vice chairman at Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, Larry Thompson appeared on Bloomberg TV last week to discuss cybersecurity and protecting financial services.