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The White House

President George W. Bush

For Immediate Release

Office of the Press Secretary

March 14, 2002

President George W. Bush today announced the recipients of the

National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal for the year

2001. The President and First Lady Laura Bush, Honorary Chairman of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, will present the medals to 14 individuals and two organizations at a ceremony in April.

National Medal of Arts Recipients for the year 2001:

- Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Modern Dance Company and School (New York)

- Rudolfo Anaya, Writer (New Mexico)

- Johnny Cash, Singer and Songwriter (Tennessee)

- Kirk Douglas, Actor and Producer (California)

- Helen Frankenthaler, Painter (Connecticut)

- Judith Jamison, Artistic Director, Choreographer and Dancer (New York)

- Yo-Yo Ma, Cellist (Massachusetts)

- Mike Nichols, Director and Producer (New York)

National Humanities Medal Recipients for the year 2001:

- Jose Cisneros, Historical Illustrator (Texas)

- Robert Coles, Child Psychologist, Researcher and Professor of

Psychiatry (Massachusetts)

- Sharon Darling, Teacher and Literacy Advocate (Kentucky)

- William Manchester, Historian and Writer (Connecticut)

- National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Organization

(Washington, D.C.)

- Richard Peck, Author, (New York)

- Eileen Jackson Southern, Musicologist (Florida)

- Tom Wolfe, Author, (New York)

Citation: , " White House Press Release Announcing Medal Recipients in Arts and Humanities for 2001," SBL Forum , n.p. [cited April 2005]. Online:


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