BOSS LADIES , Oprah Winfrey & Shonda Rhimes Honored With Prestigious W.E.B. Du Bois Medals At Harvard

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Actor, talk show host and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey, center left, and television producer and writer Shonda Rhimes, right, embrace on stage during the W.E.B. Du Bois medal award ceremonies, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, on the campus of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. The Du Bois Medal is Harvard’s highest honor in the field of African and African-American Studies. Winfrey and Rhimes both received the medal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

NY Daily News reports:

Oprah Winfrey, performer-activist Harry Belafonte and “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes were honored at Harvard University Tuesday at its annual celebration of African-American culture.

The university presented its annual W.E.B. Du Bois Medals to eight people, including British architect David Adjaye, civil rights hero U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen and movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Winfrey accepted a posthumous award for author and poet Maya Angelou, who she has called a mentor.

The billionaire television host, producer and philanthropist said one of her fondest memories of Angelou, who died earlier this year, was sitting at her table and eating biscuits.

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