Thursday, July 30, 2009

Harvey Milk to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom | San Francisco Examiner

By: DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press, July 30, 2009

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 people, including gay rights activist Harvey Milk, who was assassinated in 1978.

The White House announced the list of recipients Thursday.

The medals, representing the nation's highest honor for a civilian, are the first to be awarded by Obama. He will present them at a White House ceremony on Aug. 12.

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Start watching the following video at the 26 minute mark to see Stuart Milk accept Harvey Milk's medal from President Obama.

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