Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick honored with award from Harvard

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The W.E.B. Du Bois medal honors those who made significant contributions to African and African-American history and culture. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is getting an award from Harvard.

He's among eight recipients of the W.E.B. Du Bois medal.

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It honors those who have made a significant contribution to African and African-American history and culture.

Other honorees include comedian Dave Chappelle and San Francisco-based art collector and philanthropist Pamela Joyner.

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneels before the start of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Dec. 18, 2016 in Atlanta.

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