2020 - 2029

Listed below are recipients from 2020 to 2029.


Barbara Arnwine, Doctor of Laws
Alumna of Duke Law School; civil and human rights activist; president and founder of the nonprofit Transformative Justice Coalition
Jacquelyn Campbell, Doctor of Science
Alumna of the Duke University School of Nursing; the Anna D. Wolf Chair and a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing; a national expert of research regarding domestic and intimate partner violence
Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Doctor of Humane Letters
Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University; national president of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History; recipient of the 2014 National Humanities Medal
John Legend, Doctor of Humane Letters
Singer, songwriter, philanthropist, and advocate for criminal justice reform; has won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards, becoming the first African American man to reach "EGOT" status