plain white envelope with Boston University logo and text announcing Ibram Kendi's professorshipUnity Reed High School Class of 2000 graduate, Ibram X. Kendi, has received the Andrew W. Mellon Professorship in the Humanities from Boston University. Kendi, a PWCS alumnus who graduated in 2000 from Unity Reed High School in Manassas, is the director of the University's new Center for Antiracist Research. Kendi, a celebrated author and historian, is being honored for his work in reframing the conversation on racism in America.

According to the "BU Today" news article, the endowed Mellon Professorship is one of BU's highest honors, held only by one other person its history. Read the full story in "BU Today."