Nashville Civil Rights activist receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Published: Jul. 1, 2022 at 2:43 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Nashville Civil Rights activist, Diane Nash, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden on July 7th.

17 people met with President Biden on Friday to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House. One of the recipients is Fisk University alumna and Civil Rights activist Diane Nash.

A founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Nash organized some of the most important 20th-century civil rights campaigns and worked with King.

Some of the other recipients included Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles, Megan Rapinoe, Denzel Washington, and John McCain.

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