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Presidential Medal Of Freedom

The Medal of Freedom List: MAKERS Who Have Received the Honor Since 1993

First established by former President Harry Truman in 1945 to "recognize notable service by civilians during World War II," the Medal of Freedom has s... Read More »

Margaret Hamilton, Ellen DeGeneres, Melinda Gates, and More Awarded Presidential Medals of Freedom

MAKERS Ellen DeGeneres, Melinda Gates, and many more influential men and women were among this year's list of deserving recipients of the Presidential... Read More »

Get to Know the First Female Cherokee Chief, Wilma Mankiller

On November 18, 1945, Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller was born. Though the name "Mankiller" comes from tribal military rank, it nonethele suits her ro... Read More »

Female NASA Mathematician Will Receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom

A female NASA mathematician will receive the United States' highest civilian honor. Katherine Johnson, 97, was named as one the recipients to receive... Read More »