Bob Dylan to Receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom
Bob Dylan will receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom, according to The New York Times. Dylan is one of 13 individuals who will receive what is considered the highest civilian honor given by the United States. This year’s other recipients include: Toni Morrison, Madeleine Albright, John Glenn and John Paul Stevens.
An article in the Times says:
Mr. Dylan, a former winner of the National Medal of Arts, was praised in the White House’s statement as being among “the most influential American musicians of the 20th century,” for “his rich and poetic lyrics” and for work that has “had considerable influence on the civil rights movement of the 1960s and has had significant impact on American culture over the past five decade.
Dylan will perform in Buenos Aires, Argentina tomorrow.