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

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Jerry Mitchell

Investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell attended the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony at the East Room of the White House on November 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama had 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. Jerry W. Mitchell is an investigative reporter for The Clarion-Ledger, a newspaper in Jackson, Mississippi. His investigative efforts have ensured that unpunished murders from the Civil Rights era were finally prosecuted, including the killings of Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman. (Photo by Jeff Malet)

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