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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg among honorees at Four Freedoms Awards

September 30, 2015 Associated Press
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Brooklyn native, is among four people who have been awarded the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards.  Ginsburg is pictured at a special session to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Eastern District court this past March. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Brooklyn native, is among four people who have been awarded the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards.

The awards were presented Tuesday night in New York City.

The other winners were Dance Theatre of Harlem founder Arthur Mitchell, North Carolina NAACP President Rev. Dr. William Barber III and Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade, who helped diagnose and treat breast cancer in underserved patients.

The Four Freedom Awards are presented each year by the Roosevelt Institute to those whose achievements are in line with Roosevelt’s principles. The awards focus on freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear.

Past honorees include Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden and the Dalai Lama.

About 400 people attended the ceremony.

 


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