Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Charlie Sifford was one of 18 trailblazers in sports, arts, entertainment and politics to receive the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. The medal is the highest honor a civilian can receive. This national recognition on behalf of Sifford, spearheaded by the PGA of America, was a collaboration among golf’s leading governing bodies, national diversity-focused organizations, government officials and sports figures, including notable athletes Tiger Woods, Alonzo Mourning, Bill Russell and Jim Brown. Read the full write up on