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Black students take over Willard Straight Hall on the campus of Cornell University to protest racism at the school on this date in 1969.

Icons Receive Presidential Medal

POSTED: February 16, 2011, 12:00 am

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Poet Maya Angelou, basketball great Bill Russell and civil rights champion Rep. John Lewis were among a group of Americans who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the nation, in a ceremony at the White House.





Source: The White House

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