CMomA is proud to recognize Gloria Steinem as one of sixteen Americans to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year. She brought the world with her in a courageous journey to redefine the place and the power of women everywhere. Thank you, Ms. Steinem for all that you’ve done, and continue to do!
Transcript of the speech announcing the award of Gloria Steinem’s Presidential Medal of Freedom
“She has promoted lasting political and social change in America and abroad. Through her reporting and speaking she has shaped debates on the intersection of sex and race, brought critical problems to national attention, and forged new opportunities for women in media.”
The Presidential Medal of Freedom has been awarded nearly annually in its present form since 1963. For more excellent photos of all this year’s Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients (including Oprah Winfrey!), see the United Press International photo story.