Living While Obama: The Highest of Honors

President Obama gives Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison the nation's highest civilian honor. 

Posted:
 
toni_morrison_053012_400jrw
Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Renowned author and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison grins as President Obama bestows upon her the Medal of Freedom on Tuesday, May 29, in the White House's East Room. The Medal of Freedom is the country's highest civilian honor. 

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.