Kaepernick, Chapelle to be awarded Black Harvard culture awards

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick (left) and comedian Dave Chappelle (right)

Harvard University salutes scholars for their contributions in black culture and history

Chennai, October 11: Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle will be awarded the Black Harvard Culture Awards.
All the eight scholars who are also recipients of W.E.B. Du Bois Medal will be honored Thursday afternoon by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard.

The ones honored will be 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.

Kaepernick, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, created a sensation when he began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality and social injustice.