Cicely Tyson, Diana Ross & Other Black Women Who’ve Received Presidential Medals Of Freedom

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Barbara Jordan

In 1994, President Clinton presented the Medal of Freedom to Barbara Jordan. She was awarded for her accomplishment becoming the first, Black Congresswoman elected from the deep South, Texas in 1972. She was reported as the moral voice within the American political system and worked to defend the Constitution and highlight the commonalities we share as Americans.

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