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Billy Frank, Jr. to Get Presidential Medal of Freedom

Photo credit: Michael Harris, Legacy Project

– “Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Willie Mays to Get Presidential Medal of Freedom”
“Singer and actress Barbra Streisand, filmmaker Steven Spielberg and baseball great Willie Mays are among 17 Americans who this year will receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House said on Monday [Nov. 16].”

Posthumous honors will be given to New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra, African American trail-blazing Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, Indian treaty rights advocate Billy Frank, Jr., and Japanese-American civil rights activist Minoru Yasui, the White House said,” quoting Reuters.
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– “Billy Frank Jr. among Medal of Freedom honorees”
“Among 17 to be recognized by the president on Nov. 24

Nisqually tribal elder, chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

On the front lines of the “Fish Wars” in Washington state”
From the Associated Press.
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– UPDATE: November 24, 2015:

Peggen Frank, receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom on behalf of her father-in-law, Native American environmental leader and treaty rights activist Billy Frank, Jr., from U.S. President Barack Obama (R) during an East Room ceremony November 24, 2015 at the White House in Washington, DC. Seventeen recipients were awarded with the nation’s highest civilian honor.
(Nov. 23, 2015 – Source: Alex Wong/Getty Images North America

Posted by Steve on November 19, 2015 at 6:31 am | Permalink

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