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Bayard Rustin awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, President Barack Obama conferred the Presidential Medal of Freedom postuhmously on Bayard Rustin, an important civil rights activist and former member of Fifteenth Street Meeting in New York Yearly Meeting. Receiving the award on his behalf was Bayard's partner and NYYM Administrative Associate Walter Naegle. Bayard Rustin died in 1987. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian honor in the United States.
See below to view a video of the event.
See also our web page on Bayard Rustin receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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Video of the Medal of Freedom presentation
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