Honorable Service: African-American Presidential Citizens' Medal Winners

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

Patience Lehrman

Patience Lehrman is the national director of Project SHINE (Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders). SHINE engages college students and older adults to provide language and health education, citizenship and civic participation lessons to immigrant communities. Lehrman, an immigrant from Cameroon, also mentors inner-city high school students and provides free meals to low-income children in the summer. 

(Photo: Courtesy of Patience Lehrman)

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