Honorable Service: African-American Presidential Citizens' Medal Winners

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  • Patience Lehrman
  • Janice Jackson
  • Ida Martin
  • Daisy M. Brooks
  • Cynthia M. Church
  • Myrtle Faye Rumph
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Colin Powell
  • Dorothy Height
  • Pamela Green-Jackson

Ida Martin

Ida Martin created Bluffton Self Help to assist working families, disabled residents and senior citizens in the Bluffton, South Carolina, area when they suffered a financial crisis. In 2010, the organization provided food to 11,600 people and clothing to almost 9,000 people. She received the medal in 2011. 

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