“This is a lifetime achievement award and it’s a capstone, just recognizing his influence over many decades,” says National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen.
A group of Mount Saint Joseph Academy students will be on stage tomorrow when Malala receives the Liberty Medal at the national Constitution Center.
People all over the city are speaking out about the impact of Nelson Mandela’s life and reacting to his death.
His big smile and friendly wave is what many remember about Nelson Mandela the day he was awarded the Liberty Medal in 1993.
Nelson Mandela came to Philadelphia 20 years ago, on two occasions in 1993 to receive the Liberty Medal and then after he became South Africa’s President.
“This is one of the great men in the world, one of the great men in history, who did things and accomplished things that would’ve seemed impossible,” former Gov. Ed Rendell said.
Chris reviews President Obama’s speech on Syria and Hillary Clinton’s reception of the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center. He also talks to John Hayward from Human Events, foreign policy expert Danielle Pletka, and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
Instead of honoring former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, they’re honoring Ambassador Chris Stevens and the three other victims with the Defender of Liberty Award, says member Mary Ellen Jones.
Chris cover the Eagles huge win in Chip Kelly’s coaching debut and Secretary of State John Kerry’s gaffe that may lead to a solution in the crisis with Syria. He talks to foreign policy expert Ed Turzanski and CSN Philly’s Ray Didinger.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose lifelong public service career includes turns as secretary of state, presidential candidate, senator and first lady, is the recipient of the 2013 Liberty Medal.
The National Constitution center announced on Thursday that Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has been elected Chairman of the Center’s Board of Trustees.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali received the prestigious Liberty Medal last night at an outdoor ceremony at the National Constitution Center.
The ceremony will take place this evening at the National Constitution Center.
Muhammad Ali will be getting the award, not only as a world famous boxer but as a man who took his conscientious objections to Vietnam military service all the way to the Supreme Court.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has received the honor from the NCC, which is billing the Liberty Medal ceremony as the centerpiece of its 225th anniversary celebration of the U.S. Constitution.