The author of Truman, John Adams, and 1776 has received two Pulitzers, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The new $25,000 prize “will be given to those who contribute to the public’s understanding of the Revolution.”
Harvey Milk, the late politician and groundbreaking gay rights activist, has been honored with a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Hollywood bio-pic and his own U.S. postage stamp. Now he will be immortalized in a new way: as namesake to a U.S. Show More Summary
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Abner Mikva, who served as a White House adviser, federal judge, congressman and mentor to President Barack Obama, has died at age 90, his Chicago non-profit organization said on Tuesday. Mikva, who died on Monday,...Show More Summary
Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. Given the great love and honor shown to him since carrying the Olympic Torch at the Atlanta games in 1996 and being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George Bush in 2005 it is perhaps difficult to remember how reviled he was in the 1960s […] The post Muhammad Ali appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.
Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “The qualifications for president seem to be that one is willing to commit mass murder one minute and hand presidential medals of freedom to other war criminals in the next. One...Show More Summary
Grammy award-winning violinist, composer and Presidential Medal of Freedom holder Itzhak Perlman has canceled a planned concert in North Carolina in response to the state’s anti-LGBT HB2. Writes Perlman on Facebook: As my fans know, I have spen… Read The post Violinist Itzhak Perlman Slams ‘Discriminatory’ HB 2, Cancels North Carolina Concert appeared first on Towleroad.
Medicine Crow, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009, was also the last person alive to have heard direct testimony from someone who took part in the Battle of Little Bighorn.
Dr. Joe Medicine Crow, the last of the Plains war chiefs, has died today, aged 102, according to a report from BBC. Medicine Crow, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2009, fought in World War II after receiving his master’s degree in anthropology, the first member of the Crow... Show More Summary
Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison has been awarded the 2016 $25,000 PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction. She adds the award to her 1988 Pulitzer Prize ( for Beloved), Presidential Medal of Freedom (2012), Nobel Prize in Literature (1993) and many other honors. Show More Summary
For decades, her contributions to American history remained a well-kept secret. President Obama changed this when he awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
photo by Rob Carr/Associated Press Nelle Harper Lee, the legendary award-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird who won the Presidential Medal of Freedom in in 2007 and made news with the unexpected publication of Go Set a Watchmen in 2015, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016. She was 89 years old. Michael Morrison, […]
Her crowded trophy case already includes a half-dozen Emmys, multiple Golden Globes, a Tony, a Peabody, a Kennedy Center Honor and its Mark Twain Prize for Humor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2013, the City of Los Angeles named the intersection of Highland & Selma after her. Show More Summary
Bill Cosby could soon have another honor revoked, as Congress seeks to put into place a mechanism that would allow President Obama to take back the comedian’s Presidential Medal of Freedom. Cosby has already been stripped of a number of honorary degrees, but at this time, the accused rapist continues to hold honorary degrees from... Show More Summary
An Arizona congressman wants to strip Cosby of high honor -- but Congress’s powers in this case are limited.
Currently, there is simply no way a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom can be stripped of that honor — and that, according to one GOP lawmaker, needs to change. In fact, Arizona Representative Paul Gosar plans to introduce legislation on Friday in order to strip current recipient and disgraced comic Bill Cosby of... Show More Summary
A U.S. congressman from Arizona said on Thursday he would introduce a bill to strip Bill Cosby of his Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest U.S. civilian honor, citing the sexual assault allegations against the entertainer. The move came a week after the 78-year-old Cosby, who personified the...
WASHINGTON -- A Republican congressman plans to introduce legislation on Friday to strip Bill Cosby of his Presidential Medal of Freedom. The bill from Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar would establish a formal process for revoking the nation's highest civilian honor. Show More Summary
Republican Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar will formally announce plan on Thursday.
Sarah Mirk Mathematician Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson was recently awarded the presidential medal of freedom for her work at NASA. Photo by NASA. The modern exploration of space is often seen as a macho endeavor. In films, TV, and...Show More Summary
Bonnie Carroll received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, at the White House on Nov. 25.