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Presidential Medal of Freedom Posthumously Awarded to Civil Rights Workers

Nov 17 2014

On 24 November, President Barack Obama will posthumously award the 
Presidential Medal of Freedom to civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, James 
Chaney, and Michael Schwerner. Their 1964 murders in Mississippi shocked the 
nation and galvanized young volunteers determined to secure the right to 
vote for all Americans. Their courage and dedication to justice continues to 
inspire us all.

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