[White House announcement of Mary Lasker being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom]
Mary Lasker received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, from President Lyndon Johnson
on January 20, 1969, both for her activism on behalf of medical research and her campaign for urban beautification.
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20 January 1969
Johnson, Lyndon B.
Original Repository: Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Mary Lasker Papers
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Humanist, philanthropist, activist--Mary Lasker has inspired understanding and productive legislation which improved the lot
of mankind. In medical research, in adding grace and beauty to the environment and in exhorting her fellow citizens to rally
to the cause of progress, she has made a lasting imprint on the quality of life in this country. She has led her President
and the Congress to greater heights for justice for her people and beauty for her land.