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Harvard honours one of Britain's leading black journalists

HONOURED: Gary Younge

ONE OF Britain's most respected black journalists will be honoured by Harvard University next month.

Gary Younge, a feature writer and award-winning columnist for The Guardian, will collect the David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism from the university's Shorenstein Center at a ceremony next month.

The award, given in honour of the late David Nyhan, recognises excellence in political reporting.

Younge, who until recently was based in the US, has written extensively on the deaths of African Americans at the hands of the police as well as the need for gun reform.

He is the author of four books including The Speech: The Story Behind Martin Luther King's Dream and Who Are We? And Should it Matter in the 21st Century?

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