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Medal of Freedom Recipients

Oprah Winfrey, Civil Rights Activists & Baseball Legend To Receive Presidential Award

Posted 08.09.2013 | Black Voices

Civil Rights activists Bayard Rustin and Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian, legendary baseball player Ernie Banks and media mogul Oprah Winfrey, are amo...

Obama Honors Medal Of Freedom Recipients

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sketching impressive contributions to society in intensely personal terms, President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Freedom to...

Playing Politics With Presidential Medals

David Macaray | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
David Macaray

The day will surely come when some future president awards the Medal of Freedom to George W. Bush. It will happen. But why on earth would an ex-president need the same medal that Richard Petty got?

President Obama Presents Medal Of Freedom To Jasper Johns

WSJ | Alexandra Cheney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Among the politicians and investors, contemporary artist Jasper Johns received the Presidential Medal of Freedom at The White House Tuesday afternoon....

Presidential Medal Of Freedom Recipients

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama handed out the Presidential Medals of Freedom today, one of the highest civillian awards in the United States. The award, which is ...

Obama To Honor Medal Of Freedom Recipients

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rep. John Lewis has been to the White House on many occasions, but Tuesday's visit truly was unique. An "impossible dream," as the ...