An online petition urging President Obama to give New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra the Presidential Medal of Freedom cleared a hurdle Monday night, beating the deadline by which it needed to amass 100,000 signatures. Now, the decision rests with the White House and there’s plenty of evidence that supports giving Berra the award. One […]
An online petition has been started by the family of Yogi Berra to convince President Obama to award the New York Yankees legend the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom, reports CBS St. Louis. Since going live on May 9, it's amassed 15,000 signatures; it needs 100,000 to get...
Toni Morrison is clear about her mission. …Morrison turned 84 in February. Her many literary laurels include a Pulitzer in 1988 for Beloved, a Nobel in 1993, and, in 2012, the presidential medal of freedom, from her friend Barack Obama… Most writers claim to abhor labels but Morrison has always welcomed the term “black writer”. [...]
Megan McQuillen contributes the third essay in a series of four guest blog posts written by the students in my Exhibition Development and Design class at Walsh University. This semester my students are learning about the elements and principles museums employ in creating successful exhibits and valuable visitor experiences. Show More Summary
Toni Morrison is, inarguably, the greatest living writer of our time. She has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the American Book Award, a Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also the last American to have won the Nobel Prize. Show More Summary
A.J. Foyt at the Motor Trend 500 in 1969. All images courtesy Ford Motorsports History. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where the paths of racing greats A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti crossed for the first time, but it was the 1967 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans that first saw the men go […]
CHARLIE SIFFORD, THE MAN WHO BROKE the color barrier on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, died on Tuesday night. He was 92. "I just wanted to play, and they couldn’t stop me, that’s all," Sifford said a few years ago. Show More Summary
So soon after the World Golf Hall of Famer received the Presidential Medal of Freedom
The Chicago Cubs confirmed Friday night that Hall of Famer Ernie Banks has died at the age of 83, eliciting an outpour of appreciation for the Cubs legend. Banks, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, would’ve turned 84 on Jan. 31. “Words cannot express how important Ernie Banks will always be to the Chicago […]
Ms. Charren, whose work ultimately led to the Children’s Television Act, received a Peabody Award for public service and, later, a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Peggy Charren, a children’s TV advocate who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her role in bringing monumental changes to programming for young viewers, died Thursday at her home in the Boston suburb of Dedham. She was 86. Show More Summary
To the editor: Much to my dismay, the article omitted mention of Edward Roybal as one of the 18 people awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama on Monday. ("Medal of Freedom awarded to Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder, others," Nov. 24)
With President Barack Obama giddily professing his love for Meryl Streep as he fastened the Presidential Medal of Freedom around the famous actress's neck, we wondered what other perks of office this president enjoys.
Charlie Sifford, who in 1961 became the first African-American to join the PGA Tour, on Monday was awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor by President Obama.
Civil rights trailblazer Charlie Sifford joins Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus as the only golfers ever to receive this nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Charlie Sifford, a former caddie who broke the...Show More Summary
The Presidential Medal of Freedom was given out by President Barack Obama to 18 recipients, and it sort of opened up the Thanksgiving holiday week. Obama said that the recipients this year made the world so much wiser, stronger, more beautiful, and more humane. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama puts the Presidential Medal of Freedom on award winning actress Meryl Streep during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Monday (November 24) in Washington, DC. The 65-year-old actress was awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor alongside others including Stevie Wonder and Tom Brokaw. The evening before, Meryl [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday bestowed America's highest civilian honor on trailblazers in the arts, sports and politics, along with a couple of entertainers who are among his personal favorites.
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President Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 19 people on Monday.