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

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David Goodman, Rita Bender, Angela Lewis, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, Michael Schwerner

President Barack Obama awarded the highest civilian honor to 18 people including the families of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, who were killed in Mississippi in 1964, in 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. Receiving the medals on behalf of their families, left to right in the photo, were Chaney's daughter, Angela Lewis; Andrew Goodman's brother, David Goodman; and Schwerner's widow, Rita Bender. (Photo by Jeff Malet)

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