CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Georgia congressman John Lewis are among six people set to receive Harvard University's highest honor in the field of African and African-American studies.
Harvard will honor its W.E.B. Du Bois Medal winners at a ceremony Wednesday. Harvard has awarded the medal since 2000 to people whose work has contributed to African and African-American culture.
Sotomayor is the first Latina to serve on the high court. The medals will also be given to senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, playwright Tony Kushner, film director Steven Spielberg and NBA Commissioner David Stern.