Charlie Sifford, the first African American to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor that can be awarded to a U.S. citizen.
The 92-year-old was one of 19 individuals honored and presented awards by President Obama at a White House ceremony on Monday. The recipients have made “meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”
Prior to receiving the award, Sifford sat down with The Turn’s Lou Holder. See the full interview in the video above.
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