Bob Dylan Gets Medal of Freedom

Madeleine Albright, John Glenn also among honorees
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2012 4:17 PM CDT
Bob Dylan Gets Medal of Freedom
President Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to Richard Platt, who is accepting for Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Obama bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Bob Dylan, Madeleine Albright, and a host of other luminaries today at the White House. The Los Angeles Times notes that 1962 seemed to be a pivotal year for this year's honorees: It's when Dylan's first album came out, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, and Dolores Huerta co-founded the National Farm Workers Association. See the full list of those who got the nation's highest civilian honor, including Pat Summitt and Toni Morrison, here. (Read more Bob Dylan stories.)

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