Liberty Medal Recipients Through the Years

The Liberty Medal honors people who continually fight for freedom and human rights. Here is a list of the recipients

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Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., is set to receive the 2017 Liberty Medal in Philadelphia.
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2016: Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga..
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2015: Nobel Peace Prize winner the Dalai Lama
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2014: Education advocate and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai
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2013: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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2012: Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali.
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2011: Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.
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2010: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
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2009: Filmmaker Steven Spielberg.
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2008: Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.
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2007: Bono and DATA.
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2006: Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
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2005: Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko.
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2004: Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.
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2003:Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
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2002: U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.
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2001: United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan.
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2000: Molecular biologists Dr. James Watson and Dr. Francis Crick (not pictured)
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1999: Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung.
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1998: U.S. Sen. George J. Mitchell, Irish peace negotiator.
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1997: CNN International
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1996: Former Prime Minister of Israel Shimon Peres.
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1995: United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees Sadako Ogata.
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1994: Czech President Vaclav Havel.
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1993: Former South African Presidents F.W. de Klerk (not pictured) and Nelson Mandela.
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1992: Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
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1991: President of Costa Rica Oscar Arias and Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).
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1990: Former President Jimmy Carter.
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1989: Polish President and former Polish Solidarity leader Lech Walesa.
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1996: Former Prime Minister of Israel Shimon Peres and King Hussein I of Jordan (not pictured).
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