Queen Latifah To Receive Harvard’s W.E.B. Dubois Medal For Her Contributions To Black Culture


Queen Latifah is one of the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for her contributions to black history and culture. Harvard is set to award the W.E.B. DuBois Medal to Latifah and six other recipients on October 22, 2019, according to the Cambridge, Massachusetts, school’s Hutchins Center for African American Research. Some of the other honorees are 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.


The award is named after DuBois, a scholar, writer, editor, and civil rights pioneer who became the first black student to earn a doctorate from Harvard in 1895.

Congratulations to Queen Latifah and all of the other recipients!