CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Music artist and actress Queen Latifah was among the honorees recognized by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture.
Harvard awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and six other recipients on Tuesday, according to the Cambridge, Massachusetts, school’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.READ MORE: Peabody Police Help Track Down 5-Year-Old's Missing Wheelchair
Other honorees include poet and educator Elizabeth Alexander, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie Bunch III, poet Rita Dove, co-founder of Black Entertainment Television Sheila Johnson, artist Kerry James Marshall and Robert Smith, founder, chairman and chief executive of Vista Equity Partners.READ MORE: 'Masks And Vax Required': Some Mass. Businesses Taking COVID Precautions Into Own Hands
The award is named after Du Bois, a scholar, writer, editor, and civil rights pioneer who became the first black student to earn a doctorate from Harvard in 1895.MORE NEWS: NTSB: Rear Train Was Going 30 MPH In 10 MPH Zone At Time Of Green Line Crash
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