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Shonda Rhimes And Oprah Winfrey Honored With Harvard Du Bois Medals

Scandal producer Shonda Rhimes and iconic media mogul Oprah Winfrey were among 8 people recently honored by Harvard University as recipients of the prestigious W.E.B. Du Bois medal.

via NY Daily News

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.

Congrats to these well-accomplished ladies on their medals!

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