Supreme Court Jus­tice Donia Sotomayor

U.S. Supreme Court Jus­tice Sonia Sotomay­or — a Bronx native — was among six peo­ple award­ed Har­vard University’s high­est hon­or in African and African-Amer­i­can studies.

Sotomay­or said she was “deeply hum­bled” by the W.E.B. Du Bois medal. “I am always remind­ed … that I nev­er stand alone because I do stand on the shoul­ders … of so many peo­ple in this room and every­one who pre­ced­ed me to open the door of oppor­tu­ni­ty,” Sotomay­or said.