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Biden Honors 19 Individuals with Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Joe Biden awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 19 individuals, including civil rights activists, political leaders, and actor Michelle Yeoh. The recipients were recognized for their contributions to society in various fields. Notable recipients included Clarence B. Jones, who was honored for his activism during the Civil Rights Movement, and Nancy Pelosi, the first woman elected as speaker of the House. The posthumous awards included Medgar Evers, who fought against segregation in Mississippi. The recipients came from diverse backgrounds, including politics, sports, entertainment, and advocacy, and were praised for their significant contributions to the nation. Biden himself received the honor from former President Barack Obama in 2017.


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