The medal recognizes individuals who have made “significant contributions” to African and African American history and culture, according to a press release. The honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Oct. 22 in Sanders Theatre.
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Ysabelle Kempe, "Harvard University Announces Recipients of W.E.B. DuBois Medal, including Queen Latifah and Six Others," Boston Globe, October 12, 2019.
"Queen Latifah to Receive Harvard Black Culture Award,"Associated Press, October 13, 2019.