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Awards and Honors
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Jennie Loitma Barron being kissed
by her husband.
Anisfield-Wolf Awards were presented to Martin Luther King, Jr., for Stride Toward Freedom and J. Milton Yinger for Racial and Cultural Minorities.
U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower received the B'nai B'rith President's Medal on September 23 for his "positive efforts for peace on freedom's terms -- peace with justice and dignity."
The Egleston Medal for 1959, given by Columbia University for distinguished engineering achievement, was awarded to Robert A.W. Carleton, a New York construction engineer.
The Atomic Energy Commission's Enrico Fermi Award of $50,000 and a gold medal was given to Dr. Glenn Theodore Seaborg, University of California chancellor, on December 2.
Former U.S. President Harry Truman received the Four Freedoms Award of the United Italian American Labor Council on December 5.
The Gutenberg Award of the Chicago Bible Society, for distinguished service to the Bible cause, went to Dr. Luther A. Weigle, chairman of the revision committee, Revised Standard Version Bible.
President Dwight Eisenhower opened the American Heart Association's annual fund campaign by presenting the group's Heart-of-the-Year award to Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson, a fellow heart patient.
The University of Notre Dame awarded its Laetare Medal, given annually to an outstanding U.S. Roman Catholic, to Deputy Undersecretary of State Robert D. Murphy.
The U.S.S.R.'s annual Lenin Prizes were awarded on April 21 to composer Aram Khatchaturian and the team of nuclear scientists headed by Professor Vladimir Veksler, director of the Soviet bloc's Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna.
Miss Mississippi, Lynda Lee Mead, was crowned Miss America 1960 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on September 12.
National Book Awards
Charles A. Robinson, C. Douglas, Buck., Jr., and Saul L. Cohen, the three co-chairmen of the Delaware Region, National Conference of Christians and Jews, were named winners of the 1959 National Human Relations Award.
Elizabeth Ames was the recipient of the National Institute of Arts and Letters' Award.
Religious Heritage of America
The Roger Adams Award for organic chemistry research went to Professor Derek H. R. Barton of the Imperial College in London, England.
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