President Obama's posthumous award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Bayard Rustin on November 20, 2013, marked overdue recognition of Rustin's extraordinary contributions to the civil rights movement. On another level, Rustin's strategic vision has prophetic relevance for our time. Show More Summary
Last Wednesday on NPR, correspondent Ari Shapiro was talking about this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. One of those recipients was Ernie Banks, the legendary Cubs player. When discussing Banks, Shapiro mentioned that Banks played for President Obama's favorite team - the Chicago White Sox. Show More Summary
Last week, we reported that Sally Ride, the first female American astronaut in space who came out in her July 2012 obituary, was awarded a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom. Sally's life partner, Tam O'Shaugnessy, accepted the award on her...
What do a race-baiting billionaire, a misogynist former president, and an abortion-supporting, man-hating women's rights activist all have in common?
Yesterday Tam O'Shaughnessy accepted the Presidential Medal Of Freedom on behalf of her late partner, Sally Ride. This afternoon the White House posted the below clip to their official YouTube channel. As of this writing, there's no clip from Walter Naegle, who accepted yesterday on behalf of his late partner, Bayard Rustin.
On Wednesday, Oprah Winfrey received from a grateful President Barack Obama the Presidential Medal of Freedom. To Winfrey, freedom apparently means continually labeling America as racist; only days before she hung the coveted medal around her neck Winfrey told the BBC that Americans derided Obama because he is black. Show More Summary
The gay pioneers were among 16 honorees awarded the highest civilian honor at the White House Wednesday. read more
Former President Bill Clinton, ex-Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and woman-who-needs-no-introduction Oprah Winfrey were among the 16 people to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom yesterday. [ more › ]
The Presidential Medal of Freedom was awarded to Atlantan C.T. Vivian for his lifetime commitment to civil rights and universal equality. Vivian rubbed elbows with an interesting mix of fellow recipients including Gloria Steinem, Oprah Winfrey, and former President Bill Clinton.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Thurgood Marshall Fund - President Obama Awards Bayard Rustin The Presidential Medal Of Freedom Huffington Post: Bayard Rustin: Politically Targeted, Spiritually Resilient, Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient The Root.com: We Are...Show More Summary
[Oprah Winfrey and former President Bill Clinton were two of the 16 recipients of this year's Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony on Wednesday. The award is the nation's highest civilian honor. Photo by Evan Vucci via AP] Read more...
President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to 16 people, including two gay people, both posthumously: Bayard Rustin and Sally Ride. Also receiving the honor: Ernie Banks, Ben Bradlee, Bill Clinton, Daniel Inouye, Daniel...
Gloria Steinem and Oprah Winfrey both received the Presidential Medal of Freedom today from President Barack Obama at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Ironically, Steinem was the first-ever woman to speak at the Club in 1971 and, at the time, was given the traditional gift of a men’s tie. [Ms Magazine, Marie Claire] [...]
Banks left his "Mr. Cub" hat at home. [ more › ]
President Barack Obama will honor sixteen recipients with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor, at a dinner Wednesday evening at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The live event will began at approximately 7:10pm ET.
A tip of the hat (and also a giant gold medal) to Bayard Rustin and Sally Ride, whom President Obama just honored with a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Hip hip hooray for queers! Another medal went to Gloria Steinem, who may not be a lesbian but certainly has a few things to say about gender. […]
Gloria Steinem was in DC to speak on behalf of the immigration reform group We Belong Together, and incidentally to accept a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Ruth Tam interviewed her for the Washington Post: You first spoke at the National Press Club in 1972. How has your public persona changed since then? Well, I was [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
Presenting feminist radical Gloria Steinem with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday, President Obama said that Steinem “changed how women thought about themselves.” He also labeled her a “game-changer,” a “disrupter,” andShow More Summary
C.T. Vivian received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The award is the highest civilian honor in the United States. A dinner for the 16 new recipients will be held later tonight with a number of high-profile Georgians expected to be in attendance. Sources familiar with the matter tell Peach Pundit that I am Obama’s first [...]
Sally Ride was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, by President Obama as one of sixteen honorees at today's ceremony. Read more...