Kaepernick honored with W.E.B. Du Bois Medal

The former NFL quarterback joined Dave Chappelle and six other honorees.
1:22 | 10/12/18

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Calling Catherine leaving the Sanders leader after he electrified harper tonight. The former NFL quarterback was among eight recipients of the WEB du bois award honoring those who have made significant contributions to black culture. Video was not permitted but photos capture the crowd on their feet. For the man who wasn't afraid to take a knee in protest against racial injustice. Tonight cabinet told students quote love is at the root of our resistance. That people live with social injustice every single day and we expect him to thrive in situations where the really just trying to survive. You know. Ask if your dreams are crazy ever nick also references Nike campaign that stresses believe in something even if it means sacrificing everything. Tonight he said quote if we all believe in something we want have to sacrifice everything. He is acts in its racing team. I need some points pool to all my friends. Also among those honored tonight comedian Dave Chappelle Shirley and Jackson president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who was a TrailBlazer at MIT. Anti Hindi wiley the artists chosen to paint the Obama's official portraits. The message out hope and resilience. I really need it bad and just to see a black excellence that was sitting in that room. It was amazing.

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