Colin Kaepernick to receive Harvard’s highest honor in African, African-American studies | NFL

Colin Kaepernick is being recognized by Harvard University for his work around social equality.

Harvard announced Thursday that Kaepernick will receive a W.E.B. Du Bois medal, which is the university’s highest honor in African and African-American studies.

“All of the Du Bois medalists have made significant contributions to African and African-American history and culture, and more broadly, are individuals who advocate for intercultural understanding and human rights in an increasingly global and interconnected world,” according to Harvard’s press release.

Kaepernick joins seven other recipients who will honored in an October ceremony — including comedian, actor, and producer Dave Chappelle. The painter of Barack Obama’s official portrait, Kehinde Wiley,…

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