6 Honored With Medals of Freedom for Diversity Efforts—PICTURES


May 30, 2012, 6:38 a.m.

Pres­id­ent Obama honored 13 men and wo­men on Tues­day with the Pres­id­en­tial Medal of Free­dom, the na­tion’s highest hon­or. Among those honored were the fol­low­ing Amer­ic­ans who made sig­ni­fic­ant con­tri­bu­tions to the lives of wo­men, people of col­or and eth­nic minor­it­ies.