Bob Dylan Gets Medal of Freedom
Madeleine Albright, John Glenn also among honorees
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2012 4:17 PM CDT
President Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to former Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summitt.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(Newser) – President Obama bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Bob Dylan, Madeleine Albright, and a host of other luminaries today at the White House. The Los Angeles Times notes that 1962 seemed to be a pivotal year for this year's honorees: It's when Dylan's first album came out, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, and Dolores Huerta co-founded the National Farm Workers Association. See the full list of those who got the nation's highest civilian honor, including Pat Summitt and Toni Morrison, here.