C.T. VIvian: Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and civil rights legend
On Nov. 20, 2013, President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to the Rev. C.T. Vivian at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. On Nov. 21, 2013, the day after receiving the award, Vivian took part in a conversation about his life and his experiences in the civil rights movement and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) at Emory University's Robert W. Woodruff Library. Vivian was interviewed at the event by Andra Gillespie, associate professor of political science at Emory and author of "The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark and Post-Racial America" (2012).