Nelson Diaz kissing Antonia Pantoja's hand
Antonia Pantoja Papers, 1923-2002
In 1996, President Bill Clinton presented Antonia Pantoja with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work in education, pioneering efforts in community development, and role in the development of several seminal Puerto Rican institutions. This medal is the highest civilian award in the United States, making Pantoja the first Puerto Rican woman to receive such an honor. In this photograph, Nelson Diaz, community leader and judge for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, is congratulating Antonia Pantoja.
Photograph: color photographs
Individuals or Organizations MentionedNelson Diaz
Antonia Pantoja Papers, 1923-2002. Nelson Diaz kissing Antonia Pantoja's hand: AnPa_b26_f13_0002. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 23 Jul 2019.
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Library & Archive
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