Facing History is saddened to note the passing of lifelong civil rights champion, politician, and tireless journalist John Seigenthaler. Mr. Seigenthaler died Friday. He was 86.
Today Holocaust rescuer Raoul Wallenberg is being posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
Wallenberg, who passed away two years ago, was a Swedish envoy who protected Jewish Swiss citizens during World War II, saving tens of thousands of Jews.
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