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John Doar in a celebrated photograph from the Civil Rights era. He helped to calm crowds in Jackson, Mississippi, following the funeral of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evars in 1963.

Former New Richmond attorney set to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

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A New Richmond native is among a list of 13 recipients who will soon receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

In a press release from the White House on April 26, John Doar along with other notable American heros (including Bob Dylan, Madeleine Albright, Toni Morrison and John Glenn) were announced as this year's honorees.

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