The White House: Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony (Nov. 24, 2014) - jef1000

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Tom Brokaw, Angela Lewis, James Chaney

President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Freedom to Tom Brokaw and Angela Lewis during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on November 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom is the country's highest civilian honor. Lewis was accepting the award on behalf of her father, slain civil rights activist James Chaney. Tom Brokaw is one of America’s most trusted and respected journalists. The first African-American U.S. president gave medals to the families of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, who were killed in Mississippi in 1964. (Photo by Jeff Malet)