Revisiting The Anniversary Of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Presidential Medal Of Freedom03:53
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President Jimmy Carter, left, presents the Medal of Freedom Award to Mrs. Coretta King, wife of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, during a ceremony at the White House Iin Washington on, July 11, 1977. (AP)
President Jimmy Carter, left, presents the Medal of Freedom Award to Mrs. Coretta King, wife of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, during a ceremony at the White House Iin Washington on, July 11, 1977. (AP)
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Forty years ago, President Jimmy Carter awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The civil rights icon was assassinated about a decade earlier.

Sean Powers (@SeanPowersGPB) of Georgia Public Broadcasting revisits that day at the White House with an audio postcard.

This segment aired on July 11, 2017.

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