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Colin Kaepernick and Dave Chappelle to Receive Harvard Black Culture Awards

Colin Kaepernick and Dave Chappelle are being honored by Harvard University this week for their contributions to black history and culture.

The former NFL quarterback and the comedian are among eight people receiving the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal Thursday afternoon by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard.

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Other honorees include Kenneth Chenault, chairman and a managing director of General Catalyst; Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Pamela Joyner, founder of Avid Partners, LLC; psychologist and author Florence Ladd; Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; and artist Kehinde Wiley who painted Obama's presidential portrait.

Chappelle recently won an Emmy for his Netflix special, Equanimity.

Kaepernick started kneeling in 2016 at NFL games during the national anthem to protest police brutality and has grown into once of the most prominent  social justice advocate of the era.

Source: Washington Post