Nas To Receive W.E.B DuBois Medal From Harvard University

Nas will be honored at Harvard University today (Sept. 30) when he receives the W.E.B Dubois Medal. The Life Is Good rapper will be recognized for his contribution to African-American arts, culture, human rights and intercultural understanding, the Associated Press reports.

[ALSO READ: Nas To Fund Tech Scholarships For Latinos And African-Americans]

Other honorees include Muhammad Ali, Marian Wright Edelman, who is the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, Charlayne Hunter-Gault who is the first black woman to enroll in the University of Georgia, president of Ariel Investments and chairman of the board of Ariel Investment Trust Melody Hobson and artist Carrie Mae Weems.

[ALSO READ: Nas Starts “The Nas Scholarship Fund” For College Graduates]

The recipients will attend the ceremony and panel session at Harvard University. Ali will appear via Skype due to suffering complications from Parkinson’s disease. The ceremony will be live streamed here at 4:00 p.m EST.

Related Stories