November 20, 2013

C.T. Vivian adds Presidential Medal of Freedom to a lifetime of activism

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President Obama places the Presidential Medal of Freedom on the Rev. C.T. Vivian in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday (Nov. 20). RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

President Obama places the Presidential Medal of Freedom on the Rev. C.T. Vivian in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday (Nov. 20). RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

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WASHINGTON (RNS) As one of the last surviving members of a generation of civil rights icons, the Rev. C.T. Vivian was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the nation's first African-American president.

  • Maynard Eaton

    This is a fine story Adelle, but with one glaring omission—you failed to mention that Dr. Vivian is president of the
    Southern Christian Leadership Conference [SCLC], the organization formerly headed by Dr. King and Dr. Lowery.

  • Maynard Eaton

    Please excuse me Adelle, I overlooked your reference to Dr. Vivian being SCLC President. I should have known that you are too good of a journalist to make such a mistake!! Again, a top notch job and one we intend to publish in our next issue of SCLC National Magazine.

  • Adelle M. Banks

    Thanks, Maynard.

  • Thank you very much for this story, Like Maynard Eaton said you did justice to the work of some of the most incredible men to ever walk this earth…THANK YOU

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