The White House on Thursday named the 2012 recipients of the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Here's the list:
- Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright
- Former Assistant Attorney General John Doar, who worked to protect and widen civil rights in the 1960s.
- Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan
- Former Centers and Disease Control and Prevention Director William Foege, an epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox.
- Former Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, marine corps veteran and astronaut.
- Gordon Hirabayashi, who protested the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II.
- Civil rights advocate Dolores Huerta, co-founder of what became the United Farm Workers of America.
- Jan Karski, a former officer in the Polish Underground who helped bring the Holocaust to international attention.
- Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts.
- Novelist Toni Morrison
- Former President of Israel Shimon Peres
- Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens
- Pat Summitt, legendary coach of the University of Tennessee women's basketball team.
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