The first woman to receive the Lincoln Centre Medallion was Ella Fitzgerald. She was also the first pop singer to receive the award.
Fri Jun 01 09:24:31 CDT 2001
The medallion is given for scholarship and service. A person is chosen on their commitment to education, service to community, and exemplificaion of the principles for which Abraham Lincoln stood.
Fri Jun 01 21:24:43 CDT 2001
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