Model Citizens: Notable Medal of Freedom Recipients

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  • 052512 national presidential medal freedom muhammad ali
  • 052512 national presidential medal freedom jesse owens
  • 052512 national presidential medal freedom jackie robinson
  • 052512 national presidential medal freedom jesse jackson
  • 052512 national presidential medal freedom colin powell
  • 052512 national presidential medal freedom toni morrison
  • 052512 national presidential medal freedom sidney poitier
  • 052512 national presidential medal freedom maya angelou
  • 052512 national presidential medal freedom count basie
  • 052512 national presidential medal freedom duke ellington
  • 052512 national presidential medal freedom bb king
  • 052512 national presidential medal freedom leontyne price
  • 052512 national presidential medal freedom aretha franklin
  • 052512 national presidential medal freedom ella fitzgerald

Colin Powell

The former United States secretary of state and retired U.S. Army general was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom not once, but twice. First by President George H. W. Bush in 1991 and for the second time by Clinton in 1993.

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