NEW YORK — At a time when interest in civil rights memorabilia is rekindled, a lifetime’s worth of Rosa Parks’ belongings – among them her Presidential Medal of Freedom – sits in a New York warehouse, unseen and unsold.
President Obama awarded the Medal of Freedom to 16 new honorees, the highest award given to civilians in the United States. The medal winners represented a diverse set of accomplishments, from scientists and sports stars to musicians, activists and politicians. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
In the 1960s, Dolores Huerta organized in the fields — spearheading a national boycott of grapes and lettuce, and making decent pay and working conditions a reality for thousands of farmers. After receiving a Medal of Freedom Tuesday at the White House, Huerta spoke with Ray Suarez. Continue reading
The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, was awarded to 15 individuals Tuesday, including former President George H.W. Bush, billionaire investor Warren Buffett and poet Maya Angelou. Kwame Holman reports on the ceremony. Continue reading
President Barack Obama awarded 16 people with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday. Judy Woodruff offers a look at the ceremony. Continue reading