In 1993, Bill Scott and Rose, his daughter, were there when Nelson Mandela received the Philadelphia Liberty Medal presented by then President Bill Clinton in Philadelphia at Independence Hall on the Fourth of July. Bill took this photo.
By Jeremy Gerrard, Daily Local News, 11/21/13 The borough of West Chester was represented Wednesday at the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony, where borough native Bayard Rustin was one of 16 individuals honored this year. West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta was invited to be a guest at the ceremony in the East Room of the […]
email from Mayor Comitta, 11/18/13 I am honored to have been invited by President and Mrs. Obama to the White House for the Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony and Reception on November 20th. West Chester’s own Bayard Rustin is one of the recipients of the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor bestowed […]