Harvard Honors Four With W.E.B. Du Bois Medals

The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African-American and African Research at Harvard University awarded its W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to four individuals for their “outstanding contributions to culture, art, and the life of the mind.” The four winners are:

Ingrid Saunders Jones, senior vice president of the Coca-Cola Company and chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation;

Richard L. Plepler, co-president of Home Box Office, responsible for programming and corporate communications;

Tamara Robinson, vice president and director of programming at WNET-TV, the public broadcasting station in New York City; and

Tavis Smiley, the radio and television show host, author, and philanthropist.