(KRNB) – Colin Kaepernick and Dave Chappelle are among eight honorees of Harvard University’s W.E.B. DuBois Medal next month, for their contributions to black history and culture.
Harvard’s website says the medal is given to those who have made “significant contributions to African and African American history and culture” and “individuals who advocate for intercultural understanding and human rights.”
Kaepernick, formerly QB of the of the San Francisco 49ers, created a storm of controversy when he started kneeling during the national anthem in 2016, in protest of social injustice against minorities.
Comedian Dave Chappelle is be best known for “Chappelle’s Show” on Comedy Central and, more recently, for his comedy specials on Netflix
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