Presidential Medal Of Freedom Recipients Message To Future Generations [VIDEO]

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Take a look at the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients as they share their thanks and give words of wisdom to future generations:

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Oprah Winfrey

Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey has long been active in philanthropic causes and expanding opportunities for young women. She has received numerous awards throughout her career, including the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award in 2002 and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2010.

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Arturo Sandoval

Nine-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval is a celebrated jazz trumpeter, pianist, and composer. Born outside Havana, he became a protégé of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie and gained international acclaim. He defected to the United States in 1990 and later became an American citizen. He is widely considered one of the greatest living jazz artists.

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Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian

C.T. Vivian is a distinguished minister, author, and organizer. A leader in the Civil Rights Movement and friend to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., he participated in Freedom Rides and sit-ins across our country. Dr. Vivian also helped found numerous civil rights organizations.

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Ernie Banks

Known to many as “Mr. Cub,” Ernie Banks is one of the greatest baseball players of all time. During his 19 seasons with the Chicago Cubs, he played in 11 All-Star Games, hit over 500 home runs, and became the first National League player to win Most Valuable Player honors in back-to-back years. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977, his first year of eligibility.

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2013 Presidential Medal Of Freedom Recipients

Video & image source: YouTube/The White House

2013 Presidential Medal Of Freedom Recipients

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